Barry: City is my 'perfect club'

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Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry has described this season's Premier League winning campaign as the best of his career and believes City's tactics suit his game perfectly.

The 31-year-old has made 44 appearances for City this season, and has established a formidable partnership with fellow central midfielder Yaya Toure.

The England international has been a key part of City's success, and was rewarded for his performances with a call-up to Roy Hodgson's Euro 2012 England squad.

Speaking to The Sun on Sunday, Barry said: "It's definitely been my best season ever. The amount of games I've managed to get, considering the squad we've got, has been brilliant."

Barry has featured in 34 of City's 38 Premier League games and has become one of Mancini's key players, something Barry attributes to the Italian's tactical philosophy.

"This is the perfect club for me. The formation the manager likes to play, with me as one of two holding midfielders, suits me," said Barry.

"I feel I can play on until my mid-30s. Hopefully, that will be at City. I don't expect to play every week but we'll be challenging for honours over the next few years and I can't ask for more than that."

The former Aston Villa player joined City for £12m in 2009 and was part of Mancini's successful FA Cup winning side last year. However, Barry and the rest of the City squad went one better this year, winning the Premier League title on the final day of the season against QPR.

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