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Barry says Man City fans can be excited about season prospects

Gareth Barry says there's plenty for Manchester City fans to look forward to this season.

There are some at Eastlands who suspect he will begin the season as captain. Barry is more concerned with reaching the Champions League. It is the reason he left Aston Villa for City in the first place.

He told the Daily Mail: "It finished horribly for me last year, getting injured and then losing the late goal against Spurs in that big match (in the chase for fourth spot).

"It was a bad night for the club, a real disappointment. But the Champions League is massive for me, it was one of the reasons for leaving Villa.

"That's my first aim and anything above that will be a massive bonus. "Everyone knows that the Champions League is the biggest club competition. Having said that, the Europa League is a competition we will try to win. We've got the squad to compete on all fronts this year."

Barry is also impressed with the quality of the new players joining the club. He said: "City are signing players who are not just numbers to make up the squad, but players who are going to make us better.

"We have just missed out on a Champions League spot and our whole team have improved, so that next step is there. 'It is perfect. I am excited."

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