England and Man City midfielder Gareth Barry eyes Champions League victory
Gareth Barry insists that Manchester City can still succeed in the Champions League this season and is hoping Tuesday's game with Ajax will lead to a change in fortunes.
The Premier League champions are in danger of exiting Europe earlier than they would hope, after collecting just one point from their first three games in the Group Stages.
And they face Dutch champions Ajax at Eastlands on Tuesday knowing that it's a must-win game to give them a chance of progressing.
Barry said: "The manager, after the first Ajax game (a 3-1 defeat in Amsterdam), when everyone was disappointed, still instilled us with belief that if we win the last three games, then we can go through.
"As players we believe in that too. While it is still possible to qualify - that is our aim - starting against Ajax, we are going to try for three points and go from there.
"As a group of players we are going into this game, believing we can win them and we can win the Champions League.
"The manager has experience of winning things so you have to listen to what he is saying."
The England midfielder has also dismissed suggestions that the City dressing room is far from harmonious with rumours about ''ego clashes' amongst the players.
"Ever since this club went through the change, it has had that thrown at it," he added.
"The big names have come in and whenever there are a few negative results, these things are thrown at the players - egos, people can't get on and whatever.
"But inside the dressing room we are close. We will put that right and make people quiet with performances and that is our target."