The Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry has acknowledged the fact that the team are yet to hit the heights of the last season. The club had a great start to the last season, which went a long way into helping them sealed the first Premier league title. However, they have been extremely indifferent in the first few months of the new season. They have not only conceded a lot of goals, but they have also not been good enough in attack as well. Gareth Barry, though, reckons that the club and its players will soon find their groove as the season progresses.

Despite the apparent lack of domination from Manchester City, they are currently second in the Premier league table just a few points behind the leaders Manchester United. Further, they are the only team to remain unbeaten in the season so far. Barry, though, is confident that the club can retain the first Premier league title. Manchester City players are also booed off by the own supporters at the Etihad stadium following the disappointing goalless first half against Premier league strugglers Swansea. Barry reckons that the fans are entitled to give their opinion about the match. He does not see any problem with the booing from the fans after a poor performance.

"The start of the season is completely different to what we experienced last year – not getting out of the blocks and not getting going. But I think this season is what being champions is all about. You're going to find it tougher and the games will be harder. People want to beat you that little bit more and this is what we're finding out. It was difficult in midweek with the result against Ajax, but we've bounced back and got three massive points," said Barry after the Swansea match.