He was immense today. I remember in the reverse fixture when Koeman dropped him, people were worrying about what effect it will have on Ross. I think this game gives the answer. He was dropped because Koeman realised that without the ball he was completely useless, and we were going to be for long spells without it against City. Today was completely different, he closed down, he harassed, he tackled AND when he got the ball, he did what we know he can do.
He's been brilliant for a few weeks now.
He's shown he really wants to make it at Everton.
Koemans handling of him has been brilliant.
Ross Barkley was probably the best player Roberto Martinez has ever seen, hence the constant arse licking.
To Ronald Koeman though, he's nothing, hence the harsh words. It's worked though. If he continues like this we can finally think about building the midfield round him.