World Cup 2014: Ross Barkley is still learning says Roy Hodgson

Manager Roy Hodgson says he wants to manage expectations around 20-year-old Ross Barkley, despite the midfielder's hopes of gaining a place in England's starting eleven.

Hodgson told a fans' forum on Thursday that "every time someone has half a good game they're the new star" and that he believed over-hyping Barkley could set back the Everton player's progress.

Barkley had opponents Ecuador on the back foot with some trademark surges in Wednesday's friendly in Miami and set up England's second goal for Rickie Lambert.

BBC Sport