The 22-year-old was said to be devastated when he was overlooked by Allardyce when the ex-Sunderland manager's first England squad was announced at the end of last month and he has gone public with his dismay at not being played at all by Roy Hodgson at Euro2016.
Koeman, though, appears to want Barkley to do his talking on the pitch and to fulfil his potential with Everton, believing that a return to the national setup will follow.
"I don't like [it] when a player blames others,' Koeman is quoted as saying by MailOnline. "First, you have to look at yourself. Every manager will select the best players and the best team.
"And if you show that, then you will be selected. Maybe Ross didn't play his best match against Stoke when Sam Allardyce was in the stadium. But also what Sam mentioned is that Ross is on his list.
"You can't point your finger at somebody else. You have to ask yourself what you can do better, what you need to improve to be selected. That's how I think about football."
Barkley has made a solid start to the season at the heart of Everton's midfield and he is likely to get another chance to impress in the "No 10" role when the Blues visit Sunderland for this evening's televised clash with former manager David Moyes's new team.
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1 Posted 12/09/2016 at 08:23:03
2 Posted 12/09/2016 at 08:32:43
Roberto did him no favours with some of his ridiculous, over-hyped, comments about his ability. Koeman seems to be issuing Ross a warning, deliver or be replaced, let's hope he delivers!
3 Posted 12/09/2016 at 08:32:43
Roberto did him no favours with some of his ridiculous, over hyped, comments about his ability. Koeman seems to be issuing Ross a warning, deliver or be replaced, let's hope he delivers !
4 Posted 12/09/2016 at 08:56:58
I suspect the playing of 'favourites' even if out of form, are over.
5 Posted 12/09/2016 at 09:05:40
6 Posted 12/09/2016 at 09:21:40
7 Posted 12/09/2016 at 09:41:19
I think for too long he has spent matches looking for those opportunities for me he needs to be a tempo setter first and foremost, he has the passing range to do that. He should watch Scholes tapes, perfect example. The moments of inspiration will come.
8 Posted 12/09/2016 at 10:19:00
All the difficulties are in Ross's mind and if anyone is going to get the best out of him then I believe it will be Koeman. I stand by my view that if the lad can release the handbrake on his natural gifts then we will see something very special indeed.
9 Posted 12/09/2016 at 10:43:56
I'm not knocking Ross and he has improved again so far this season. I think Koeman could be just the manager to get the most out of him and I wouldn't be surprised to see him back in an England shirt within a year.
10 Posted 12/09/2016 at 11:10:01
11 Posted 12/09/2016 at 11:10:24
Good that Barkley's confidence is high enough now that he expects to be picked and therefore can be criticised whereas the opinion a year or so ago was he was too fragile.
Step up young man. You're our Zlatan. Realise it.
12 Posted 12/09/2016 at 11:33:52
He needs a game where he totally dominates to really get his confidence up and season moving. But it's been a solid start.
13 Posted 12/09/2016 at 11:58:13
Muscle uses oxygen he has too much of it. I think along with Rom, Gerry and a couple of others we will see the pounds fall off and his work rate should benefit.
Too often he is blowing after one of his runs, he has pace but it takes a few strides to get going. Less weigh = more acceleration.
14 Posted 12/09/2016 at 13:03:47
15 Posted 12/09/2016 at 14:09:15
I think he should be more greedy and confident to shoot rather than trying to find the slide rule sometimes impossible pass, not that I wish to tame his natural flair.
And yes, he is carrying too much muscle. I am sure all these things are evident to Ronald and I think he will work on these things to get Ross where we think he could be.
16 Posted 12/09/2016 at 15:12:46
Just give me one punch at those twats, just one... preferably with two big blokes on either side of him.
17 Posted 12/09/2016 at 15:25:46
Of course Koeman is aware Ross might have to be replaced, he was in for Sigurdsson in the summer, but the Icelander chose not come. He would've been a instant replacement for Barkley if he had chosen to join the Blues.
18 Posted 12/09/2016 at 19:30:37
19 Posted 12/09/2016 at 22:08:14
20 Posted 12/09/2016 at 00:26:38
21 Posted 13/09/2016 at 08:33:59
The well of potential is nearly dry and we're getting into Yoda territory now... "Try not. Do or Do not. There is no try."
He maybe a late developer or he might go down the Rodwell / Huddleston road. He has all the physical stuff but he hasn't got much of a 'Football Brain'.
If he doesn't buck his ideas up, he might not be here to be a late developer.
22 Posted 13/09/2016 at 21:59:11
23 Posted 14/09/2016 at 18:34:58
Our overall attacking in the first-half was poor and sadly Barkley paid the price. Koeman is not here to tell everyone how brilliant our players are. If you don't play well, you will be off. Barkley must learn from Koeman and quickly because younger players may step up to step in.
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