Overrated Players #1 – Gareth Barry

13 Nov

Quite simply the most overrated english player of his generation. How he continues to be picked for club and country is beyond me. Yes, England do currently have a shortage of defensive midfielders, however I would place Parker, Huddlestone and even Carrick ahead of him. I’d rather Joey Barton played, at least he can run. Man City however are blessed with destructive/defensive midfielders, 2 of the best in Yaya Toure and Nigel De Jong yet for some reason Mancini elects to use Toure as a number 10. I do not see what value Barry adds to England or Manchester City and I’d struggle to tell you 1 area that he excels in. He can’t tackle, can’t pass, doesn’t score and can’t run (nicely highlighted in the video below):

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