4 Areas Ross Barkley Must Improve on to Become a World Great

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4 Areas Ross Barkley Must Improve on to Become a World Great
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For many, Ross Barkley is already England's great hope for the coming decade.

His explosive style of aggressive running and long-range shooting appeals to the watching public. He's fast, powerful and has the ability to conjure up the unexpected—traits cherished by supporters.

Judging by this season's rapid progress, his first as a Premier League starter, Barkley seems firmly en route to the top of the game.

As with any 20-year-old, however, much of what's been seen so far is purely potential.

Barkley's still developing and would presumably accept there are areas of his game in need of further work. Given the quality he's already producing, it's exciting to consider how far this could eventually take him.

Here's a look at four key aspects Barkley must improve upon if he's to reach an elite status in world football.

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