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Man City midfielder Barry frustrated by England snub

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry is frustrated by his England snub.

Three Lions coach Roy Hodgson says he can't find room in his squad for the veteran.

Barry said: "Ideally I would like to be playing for my country, but the positive is that I will get a great break and come back fit and fighting for a place in the squad.

"It's been quite frustrating because I have been playing some of the best football of my career, and you don't get the call.

"I had that for a spell when I was at Aston Villa too, so I'm used to it. That's just football - it's opinions, and if you are not seen as an ideal fit in the team you can get overlooked.

"I haven't been given an explanation, but I'm pretty relaxed on that. I am not one who goes to managers and calls them to ask for a reason. It's their opinion, and once their mind is made up, that's fine."

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