Gareth Barry hopeful over England recall after Everton move - originally posted on Soccerlens.comGareth Barry, pictured left, with Everton manager Roberto Martinez.
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.”
Barry has not turned out for the Three Lions since a curtailed sub appearance against Norway in a Euro 2012 warm-up friendly. He injured his groin in that game and missed the tournament.
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