Gareth Barry admits that Napoli proved to be Manchester City’s kryptonite in the Champions League

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Gareth Barry admits that Napoli proved to be Manchester City’s kryptonite in the Champions League
Manchester City midfielder and international, Gareth Barry has gone on to admit that it was Napoli who officially killed Manchester City’s Champions League dreams.
Despite having picked up ten points in the Champions League group stages, Manchester City have still been knocked out of the tournament and will now feature in the Europa League instead.
City failed to beat Napoli on two occasions and as a result, the team entered into their last game with Bayern Munich in a must win situation. However, even if City did win their game, they still had to hope for Villarreal to beat Napoli, in order for them
to progress to the knock out stages of the tournament.
Despite winning by two goals to nil against Munich, City were sent crashing into the Europa League, following’s win over Villarreal.
A very disappointed, when talking about his sides elimination from the Champions League is quoted to have said:
 “Massive disappointment in the dressing room after. To get 10 points and still go out is a shame as well,” Barry told the club's official website.”
When asked whether it was Napoli who proved to be the reason for City being eliminated, Barry went on to respond by stating: “Yeah possibly there [is where we lost it]. Possibly both games against them – drawing at home against them and then maybe should
have got a better result there but it’s over now and now we will look forward to the other competitions"
However, it seems like the mood around the City camp is not at an all time low just yet. The team is still in a European competition and hence will be looking to go ahead and try to win it.
Barry seems to be on par with this idea and has admitted that City are focusing on the Europa League, while looking to maintain their firm lead at the top of the Premier League table.
“We’re not concentrating on anything else other than ourselves, we will just go into the Europa League and try and win that as well as domestically.”
City have been in tremendous form in the Premier League and seem to finally be picking up their European game as well. Should the team be able to continue playing as well as they have been for the last couple of weeks, it is safe to say the team is going
to end up winning a trophy or two at the end of the season.



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