London, Mar. 1 (ANI): England star Gareth Barry has insisted that Manchester City's humbling of Chelsea was the perfect response to the John Terry-Wayne Bridge scandal.
Barry admitted City had responded to Bridge's plight over Terry's affair with ex-girlfriend Veronica Perroncel.
The Sun quoted him, as saying: "This has galvanised us as a club. A lot of people felt sorry for Wayne with what's gone on. As a club, we've all supported him and got behind him - this was a great team performance."
"It was good for Wayne and it was good for the other players and fans. We played the match but they played the occasion. We tried not to think about all the speculation and all the talk because we knew it was a big game for us and could turn our season," he added.
"Nobody knows how you would feel if it was you if you haven't been in that situation. So, everyone got behind him and, hopefully, it will all be forgotten now. Wayne keeps himself to himself really, he won't give much away. But in training, like in the game today, he has performed as a professional, so it's testament to him," Barry said.
"I hope this lets Bridgey put this behind him. Being the person Wayne is, he didn't want to rub anything in. He used to play for Chelsea, he kept his emotions to himself and his performance was brilliant," he said. (ANI)