UK time is: 07:01:31
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

A Tough One To Swallow

Thomas Sorensen says the 2-0 loss to Liverpool was 'a tough one to swallow' but is sure that Villa will start to pull themselves away from the bottom of the table as long as they keep working like they did against the Reds.

Sorenson, who was upset at the 'controversial' penalty decision, said: 'It was looking like a clean sheet and it was sad after all the hard work we put in. One bad decision ruined it for us but that's the situation we're in. It was a tough one to swallow and I don't think I've been this disappointed for a very long time. On the other hand, if we keep playing like we did, we'll soon be in a different position because we put some things right during the week that we'd been doing wrong for quite some time now. We rectified things on Saturday - for example we held a higher line. Against Manchester City on the Monday, we gave their strikers too much room.'

I must admit, from where I was sitting, the shape and organisation of the defence was much better than of late, although it has to be said, Liverpool did squander a few excellent chances to put the game to bed before 'that' penalty decision.

Sorenson added: 'If you talk to Liverpool's players, I think they will have found things really difficult. After the first 25 minutes when we didn't play particularly well but worked hard, we got into the game. And, as the game progressed I thought we were the better team, but a bad decision cost us. They both went for the ball and I think Crouchy just slipped and Ridge obviously fell with him. I've seen it on telly as well and in my view, it's not a penalty - even if I wasn't a Villa player. So it's tough to take. Had they scored a great goal or had it been a clear penalty, then you couldn't have really said anything. But it's tough when it wasn't even 50-50.'

He also says that Villa have got to put that behind them and move forward (and hopefully upwards!) 'Now we need to look forward - the season hasn't ended and we can take a lot of positives and if we continue down that route, we'll get out of this situation. We need to score goals as well. I think the defence put in a fantastic performance, so we could've done with a goal at the other end.' According to some statistics, Villa only had one shot on target, I assume that was McCann's first half attempt. Their keeper was certainly not very stressed for the 90 minutes, in fact, he must have been bored stiff!

He also says the team couldn't ask for anymore from the fans: 'The crowd were anxious but you can't ask for more than 42,500. I think they just needed a goal to lift the whole atmosphere but we have to do it on the pitch no matter what comes from the stands. I thought the crowd was great and we couldn't fault them.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 7 2005

Time: 2:18PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Villa Times - 30/09/2014 (Tuesday September 30 2014)

U21s - Villa 3-0 Bolton (Monday September 29 2014)

Benteke Steps Up His Fitness (Monday September 29 2014)

The Vital Villa Fantasy League Table (Monday September 29 2014)

Lambert Content Following Chelsea Loss (Sunday September 28 2014)

Stats: Chelsea v Aston Villa (Saturday September 27 2014)

Something For The Weekend (467) (Friday September 26 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Clubpaver 4
2. kefkat 2
3. Juan Mourep 2

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Man City 6 3 2 1 5 11
4. Arsenal 6 2 4 0 4 10
5. Swansea 6 3 1 2 2 10
6. Aston Villa 6 3 1 2 -3 10
7. Man Utd 6 2 2 2 2 8
8. Spurs 6 2 2 2 1 8
9. Crystal Palace 6 2 2 2 0 8

Breaking League News

Stoke : 30/09/2014 23:22:00
Sousa Admits Leaving Swansea City Was A Mistake
Swansea : 30/09/2014 22:08:00
Man City : 30/09/2014 22:00:00
Liverpool: FC Basel Preview
Liverpool : 30/09/2014 19:48:00
Three-Month Wolves Loan For Sagbo
Hull City : 30/09/2014 19:44:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

If you could only have one of these players renew, which one would it be?
Suggested By:  Ali Arab
Vlaar 9%
Delph 55%
Grealish 36%