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Man City midfielder Barry: Players care about playing for England

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry insists England's players care about playing for their country.

Barry positively bristles when it is suggested that the simple reason England so consistently perform below expectations is because the players themselves are not that bothered and feel no pride in wearing those Three Lions on their chest.

"It is annoying when people say we don't care," said Barry. "It is nonsense.

"Everyone knows we want to win as much as anyone. We are here to win.

"Defeat is hard to take for anyone. But when it is you being spoken about, it is tough to deal with.

"You just have to try to not listen to those who speak negatively."

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