Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill insists Gareth Barry has a long England career ahead of him, despite this week's failure against Croatia.

He said: "Steve Gerrard didn't have the best of games on Wednesday but you don't just dismiss Steve Gerrard. Why would we think the next manager will dismiss Gareth Barry?

"He might not have Euro 2008 to look forward to but he can still try to improve his game and play for his country."