What The Papers Say - 18 March
Barkley, McCarthy and McAleny mentioned in Tuesday's round-up.
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James McCarthy, Conor McAleny and Ross Barkley are the talk of Tuesday’s newspapers.
Republic of Ireland midfielder McCarthy has told the Liverpool Echo that football is now a ’14-man’ game, with substitutes proving just as important as the players that start a game.
McCarthy references Aiden McGeady as an example after his international teammate came off the bench to help create Seamus Coleman’s winning goal against Cardiff City on Saturday.
The Echo also highlights McAleny’s contribution for Everton Under-21s in Monday evening’s 2-0 victory over Stoke City. The striker scored both goals as he continues his recovery from a broken leg sustained earlier in the season.
Nationally, Roberto Martinez praises Barkley in the Daily Mirror, explaining that the midfielder can be a star of the World Cup if he is selected in Roy Hodgson’s England final 23-man squad.