Barry: Title just the beginning

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Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry is confident this season's title success will be the first of many for Roberto Mancini's side.

The England midfielder believes glory in last year's FA Cup and this season's Premier League has given City a taste for success, and claims the dramatic win over QPR has made his side hungrier for more.

"What has happened will make everyone even hungrier," said Barry. "What it felt like, in that changing room, will make everyone want it even more. I'm sure that can happen."

Throughout the season reports suggested that Manchester City were a divided group, pulling in different directions and allowing United to steal in and take the title. However, Barry believes the remarkable comeback City produced to snatch the title away from their rivals with seconds to spare demonstrates the togetherness of the squad.

"Winning the league is a huge moment for the club because it shows everyone has been together throughout the 38 games," said Barry. "There have been a lot of ups and downs, but we have stuck together through it all."

City's victories over Newcastle, West Brom and United themselves in the run-in saw Mancini's side leapfrog United and win the league on goal difference in one of the most dramatic Premier League seasons of all time.

The England international was recently named in Roy Hodgson's Euro 2012 squad, and is likely to play a key role in the tournament should the Three Lions progress.

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