Barry has faith in Fabio
Gareth Barry has insisted that Fabio Capello has the backing of all the England players.
Last Updated: 01/09/10 5:02pm
Gareth Barry has insisted that Fabio Capello has the backing of all the England players ahead of Friday's opening Euro 2012 qualifier.
Capello's position came under scrutiny after a miserable World Cup in South Africa but the Football Association later announced that he would remain as manager.
The Three Lions are now gearing up for the challenge of making it through to the next major tournament, to be staged in Poland and Ukraine in 2012.
And Barry maintains there is a feeling of togetherness in the camp going into the clash with Bulgaria at Wembley.
"Everyone is right behind the manager," said the Manchester City midfielder.
"I firmly believe the players and manager can go on and do great things. He is still the man to take England forward."
Barry has not detected a notable change in Capello's approach, despite suggestions that the Italian is ready to adopt a less intense attitude.
"I have not noticed anything different," said the 29-year-old.
"He still wants us to play at a high tempo but the whole squad is pretty relaxed.
"Everything is pretty chilled there so there are not too many changes.
"We just want to get the results right. That is going to be what makes people happy."
While Barry and many of the other players that were present at the World Cup remain in the squad, there has been an injection of some youth.
Adam Johnson has been included after making a positive impression since his January move to Manchester City, and Barry is backing his club-mate to go from strength to strength.
"Adam could really make his mark," said Barry.
"He joined us in the middle of last season, came into the team full of confidence and hasn't stopped since.
"He has kept improving with every game. The more he plays at this level, the better he will become."