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Ross Barkley was in fine form for England as the Three Lions defeated Spain 3-2 in Seville on Monday night.

Barkley who has been absent from the national team for over a year was brilliant to watch against the Spaniards, and the Chelsea midfielder was involved in England’s third goal as he played a teasing ball over the top to find Harry Kane who laid it on a plate for Raheem Sterling to score.

Barkley was running the show in the middle of the pitch and Marcos Alonso who was on the losing side couldn’t help but admire the 24-year-old.

Alonso has now urged Barkley to keep improving and bring all that quality to the Chelsea squad.

“Even at the World Cup England, despite playing well, were aware that they didn’t really have that kind of player, someone in the middle who played and made others play, who used the ball,” said Alonso.

“He’s a great player. He showed it not just last night but against Croatia (last Friday) too. He showed that he can be a great player. I hope he keeps improving and that he helps us at Chelsea to stay near the top.”

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