Barry says that City‚Äôs very own ‚ÄúTeam Bridge‚ÄĚ have told the left-back to listen to England manager Fabio Capello‚Äôs appeal for a rethink ‚Äď and not to make a decision he could one day live to regret.
‚ÄúThere have already been conversations between the City boys and Wayne and we would all like to see him go to the World Cup,‚ÄĚ said City and England midfielder Barry.
‚ÄúWe just wanted to see what his mindset is at the moment and I am sure there will be a time when we talk to him about it again. He hasn‚Äôt really softened his stance so far, although he has been injured so I haven‚Äôt seen him for a while.
‚ÄúHis thoughts were the same last time we spoke and at the end of the day the decision will be down to Wayne.
‚ÄúI think we would all like to see him go to the World Cup. Time can change people‚Äôs opinions and hopefully that will happen with Wayne.
‚ÄúI am sure he doesn‚Äôt want to sit down in a few years‚Äô time and regret anything. None of us knows what thoughts he is having, but I hope he will change his mind. World Cups don‚Äôt come around very often. It might be his last chance.
‚ÄúNo one wants Wayne to take a decision he may one day regret, but at the same time I think we must all ¬≠respect whatever he wants to do.‚ÄĚ