Barry rally ahead of semi-final showdown

Published Add your comment

Football News

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry has issued a rallying call ahead of Saturday's FA Cup semi-final showdown with Manchester United.

The Eastlands star says City need to forget the disappointment of Monday's loss at Liverpool, and bounce back with a sterling performance to overcome their greatest rivals.

"At times like this you just have to bounce back. We need to concentrate on ourselves and come back from this.

"It should be easy to pick ourselves up because it's such a massive game for the club. It's a semi-final at Wembley," said Barry.

The opportunity to reach their first FA Cup final in 30years is something that City will not want to let pass them by.


"If you can't get yourself up for that then you shouldn't be in the game," Barry continued.

"So the fact it's that sort of game coming up, should maybe help us rather than hinder us.

"The players should all be looking forward to the semi-final because it’s a great stadium and we want to make it a great day for our fans."

City are also hoping to secure Champions League qualification with a fourth placed finish in the Barclays Premier League.

But Monday's Anfield defeat has opened the door for Harry Redknapp's Tottenham, who can overhaul Roberto Mancini's side by winning their game in hand.

"That will make us even more determined. We have to take one game at a time and treat each one as a big one.

"We've got some massive games in the league between now and the end of the season and we want to achieve our goals," concluded Barry.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Manchester City
Gareth Barry
Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again