Berger blasts Villa boss O'Neill over Barry treatment

Patrik Berger has blasted Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill over his treatment of Gareth Barry.

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The veteran Czech spoke out after returning to his homeland to join Sparta Prague.

"I don't see any reason to change my opinion - nobody can fine me now," stormed Berger to the Mirror. "I just said what I thought would be best for Gareth but the manager fined and suspended me from the training ground.

"It was the manager's decision but I was surprised because we went through my comments in the papers in his office and I went home.

"But the next day I got a letter to my house saying I was banned and fined - he was not even strong enough to tell me eye-to-eye.

"Gareth got a similar letter but we are adults not children and can face it - I would prefer he'd just told me straight."

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