Liverpool legend John Barnes says the exploits of Ghana winger Christian Atsu in the English top-flight this season will help boost the Black Stars in future.
The former England international is in no doubt that Atsu must play regularly for Everton if he is to achieve his full potential following the exploits for the youngster at the World Cup in Brazil.
The 22-year-old Ghana international joined Everton this week on a one-year loan from Chelsea making him the second Ghanaian player to play in this year's Premier League which kicks off on Saturday.
Barnes says the chance of playing in the best league in the world will boost the profile of the youngster while helping the Black Stars with his form from the English top-flight.
"I am looking forward to see him play in the Premier League. I thought he was one of Ghana’s best players at World Cup and playing at this top level can only help his career development even more,” Barnes told Allsports in Accra.
“He has to play regularly and I believe he is going play regularly at Everton.
"(Everton manager) Roberto Martinez is going to look after him very well, Roberto Martinez is going to develop him,” Barnes said.
“It will help himself and his country because Ghana need their best players playing regularly to make the national team better.”
Atsu is noted as one of the key players for Ghana in the future.