Gareth Barry hopeful over England recall after Everton move
Gareth Barry has not given up hope of playing for England again and believes his loan spell at Everton may help his cause.
Barry, 32, joined the Toffees on transfer deadline on a season-long loan from Manchester City after it became clear he was not part of Manuel Pellegrini’s plans.
City bought Fernandinho, and Barry was already competing with Yaya Toure, Javi Garcia and Jack Rodwell for a berth in central midfield.
“I joined Everton to play regular football and that’s still my main target,” Barry told the club’s official website. “If an England call comes with that then fantastic.”
Everton were unbeaten under new manager Roberto Martinez until Saturday’s defeat to Manchester City. Barry missed this match as he was ineligible against his parent club.
“I’ve always said that I want to play as long as possible and as long as my body and legs allow me to do so,” added Barry.