Ross Barkley sets out Chelsea FC ambitions for next season
Ross Barkley underlines his intention to try and earn a regular spot in the first team at Chelsea FC
Ross Barkley has underlined his intention to try and earn a regular place in the Chelsea FC starting line-up next season.
The midfielder signed for the west London club from Everton in the January transfer window but struggled to hold down a starting spot at Stamford Bridge last term.
Barkley will now be hoping to prove himself to new manager Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea FC as he bids to try and work his way into the Italian’s first team plans.
The 24-year-old only started two games last season for Chelsea FC and was substituted in both but he will be hoping for a more regular role this time around.
And Barkley has admitted that his main focus this term is to prove himself worthy of a regular spot in the first team at the club.
Speaking in an interview with the Daily Mail about his targets for next season, Barkley said: “To earn a regular spot at Chelsea is my main focus.
“If I do well at Chelsea, the national team will take care of itself.
“Chelsea is a massive club. You aim to win the Premier League and challenge for trophies, with the aim to win everything. It will take care of itself if you keep producing the goods.
“So I am focusing on what I can do for my club, but one of my goals is to get back in the England set-up. I arrived with a long-term injury and have done everything perfectly. I will go into this season strong and ready.”
Chelsea FC will be aiming to be one of the main contenders for the Premier League title next season after they finished in fifth place in the table and won the FA Cup last term.
They moved quickly to appoint Sarri as their new manager after sacking Conte last month.