Barry turns on Man City rebels: Just go
City boss Roberto Mancini wants to dump troublemakers Craig Bellamy and Robinho, while Stephen Ireland is also surplus to requirements and Nedum Onuoha has been loaned to Sunderland after criticising the City boss in a TV interview.
“The manager has made it clear he’s got some big decisions to make on players leaving because of this new 25-player limit that’s come in,” said City midfielder Barry.
“One or two players will be upset because they no longer feature in Roberto Mancini’s plans, but that is the way the club is going and it is a feature of how the game as a whole has moved on.
“Even some of the players who are in the 25 will be upset some weeks because they are left out of the team. Again, that’s something you have to come to terms with if you want to play for a club that is aiming as high as we are.
“I have loved seeing new players arrive this summer and if more come in that’s even better. We just missed out on qualifying for the Champions League last season, so it was clear we needed something to make us bigger and better.
“It’s a fact of life at all the top clubs that as better players come in, others are going to leave. I knew what I was buying into when I joined City and it was what I wanted. The competition for places will be tough and the manager has already made it clear to us that he will rotate the squad.
“I certainly won’t spit my dummy out if I find myself being left out of the team. I will just fight even harder.”