Gareth Barry pledges Manchester City fight to reach Champions League knockout stage

Gareth Barry: Not prepared to give up on another Champions League campaign

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Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry says he is not prepared to give up on another Champions League campaign just yet.

City face a huge task to reach the knockout stage for the first time after slumping to 3-1 defeat at Ajax to leave them bottom with just one point.

Manager Roberto Mancini admitted his side need a "miracle" to progress from a group that also includes Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund but Barry insists he will fight on until a place in the last 16 is mathematically out of reach.

"The way the results have gone has made it tough but we have to try to win all three games and that would give us an outside chance," he said.

"It's not over yet. You can't just roll over when there are points available and we will give it our all to try to win all three games."

Gareth Barry

"We would have 10 points, and that is all we can do - it's a massive, massive task, but it is still there and we have to try to do it.

"Dortmund winning is the worst possible result. When you are beaten you are looking for a bit of help from elsewhere and it didn't come.

"But we have to concentrate on ourselves rather than looking at other teams. There is an outside chance and if (the fans) are behind us all the way it will make it easier for us.

"It's not over yet. You can't just roll over when there are points available and we will give it our all to try to win all three games."

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