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The 32-year-old loanee hopes to secure a place at next summer's World Cup but believes that he was playing well enough at the end of last season to be called up by Roy Hodgson

Gareth Barry is determined to play at next summer's World Cup after securing a loan move to Everton from Manchester City.

The 32-year-old has not added to his 53 caps for the national team since missing out on a place in the Euro 2012 squad.

Barry is adamant his form for City last season did warrant a call from Roy Hodgson, but he insists Everton are now is main focus this term.

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"My last appearance for England was before the Euros," Barry is quoted as saying by The Guardian. "I made the squad on the back of winning the title and then picked up the injury.

"That was the downturn and affected my call-ups from there. Last season I still felt I was playing consistently well in a top team to merit call-ups but it's about opinions and other players can affect it too. But right to the end of last season I felt I was playing well enough.

"I spoke to Roy after the last Euros when he wanted to see how my injury was, but then you don't make the squad and you lose touch. I'm fine with that. I don't need explanations every time I'm not playing or in a squad." 

Barry made 41 appearances for Manchester City last season, scoring twice, but failed to feature under new manager Manuel Pellegrini before joining Everton on deadline day.

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