Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley has revealed he hopes to add goals and assists to his game this season.
The former Everton midfielder has started the season brilliantly after struggling with injuries following his January transfer to Stamford Bridge.
“The ambition is to add goals and assists to what I am doing. I’m hoping to add a lot more goals as the season goes on,” Barkley said.
Barkley has not been in the England squad since March 2017 and he hasn’t played for England since Gareth Southgate was appointed as England boss.
Barkley believes Chelsea will provide him with the platform to re-launch his England career.
Southgate was at Anfield as Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1 and the England boss must have been impressed with the performance of Barkley.
“These things happen in football and you have got to take them,” Barkley added.
“I was injured and then I wasn’t in the squad. But you have just got to react in the right, positive way. I feel like I have done that. It’s important I let my football do the talking now.
“I have got a platform. I’m at a massive club in Chelsea and we are going to challenge for all the titles this season. I believe that. I want to let my feet do the talking for my club and if that happens, I believe I will be back on the international scene sooner rather than later.
“I haven’t spoken to (Southgate). I’m sure he is focused on the squad he is picking. I have had injuries and it’s all about me going out to show what I can do for Chelsea. It’s down to me to show I can be that (creative) player. I believe I can. I will keep improving – and I will show I am that type of player.”