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Gareth Barry - We Expected It!
Published : 12 May 2013 12:06:36Rss feed
Gareth Barry refused to use uncertainty over the future of Roberto Mancini as an excuse for City's shock defeat.
Gareth Barry: "We are professionals. We can't use something like that as an excuse.
"We have it not just before this game, but all this season and last season as well.
"What happened today has nothing to do with the speculation.
"It was exactly the sort of game we expected really.
"We knew what sort of game Wigan play and on a pitch like this they can play their football, no matter what the situation is.
"They have got a fight at the bottom of the Premier League but they showed what a good team they are.
"We didn't play our normal passing game, but sometimes that can happen at the end of the season.
"We had our chances as well.
"The keeper made a great save from Carlos (Tevez) in the first half and that was a turning point.
"We have had one of those days.
"It will make no difference to where this club wants to go.
"We have to learn from the season we have had and push on next season, raise it to another level.''
Source: Manchester City MAD
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