Barry reveals Man City anger
Gareth Barry has revealed a number of Manchester City stars clashed
with each other in the aftermath of their defeat to Tottenham.
City slumped to their second defeat of the season after a
below-par showing in the 3-0 reverse at White Hart Lane.
The defeat saw City slip down to eighth spot in the table to
increase the pressure on Mark Hughes’ position at Eastlands.
Barry admitted the players were unhappy with the manner of
the defeat and that there some strong views exchanged in the
dressing room after the game.
“There was a lot of hurt players in there and the lads were
really at each other’s throats,” said Barry.
“It’s not just the defeat, it’s the way we’ve lost – we’ve
lost a lot of pride. A few words were said in the dressing room and
we want to put things right.”
Barry insists there was nothing malicious in the dressing
room disagreements and has called on City to bounce back against
Sunderland this weekend.
“It’s important how we react to this, the best teams bounce
back straight away and we’ve got to try and do that,” added Barry.
“We are determined to put that right. We want three points –
nothing else is good enough. One of the reasons we were so
disappointed with the defeat against Spurs was because they are one
of the teams who are challenging us to be in the top four.
“It was a more disappointed dressing room because of the way
we’ve lost. But there was nothing malicious, we are desperate to
put things right.”