Barry Wants England Call

27 May 2013 10:38
Gareth Barry has admitted his frustration at being overlooked by England manager Roy Hodgson.

The midfielder has again been omitted by Hodgson for the forthcoming friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil while a number of his Manchester City team-mates have been called up.

The 32-year-old has made just one appearance for the national team under Hodgson against Norway in a friendly in May last year but it proved to be bitter-sweet as he picked up an injury which subsequently ruled him out of Euro 2012.

However, since then Barry has not featured and he is at a loss to explain his continued absence from the squad.

He told a number of national newspapers: "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 at Aston Villa too so I'm used to it.

"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."

Source: Manchester City MAD