Barry not worried about CSKA Moscow’s plastic pitch

Barry is confident that Villa will come to terms with the problems the artificial surface can pose.

He said: “It is quite a difficult surface because you’re just not used to playing on it.

“You’re playing in moulded boots rather than your studs which the majority of players wear.

“It is different but we’ll have a day’s training beforehand and we’ll get used to it. It can’t be used as an excuse.

“The ball does bounce slightly differently but not enough to be used as an excuse.

“It rolls pretty straight. It doesn’t move and you get used to it pretty quickly to be honest.

“You’ve got to try and be experienced and not worry about it at all. You’ve just got to play your normal game.”