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Petrov - The Best Still To Come

Petrov - The Best Still To Come

Martin O'Neill has said that Villa fans have yet to see the best of new signing Stiliyan Petrov.

Martin O'Neill told the official site: 'The performances against West Ham and Chelsea in the league showed us what Stiliyan can do - they're big sides and they were big games.'

Adding: 'I think he is just settling in and once he gets his bearings here he will be absolutely fine. He knows himself. He will surge back again. For the sort of level that he has set himself, he will want to get back to that as quickly as possible. I feel at sometimes in the game, my own view is that, I think he is passing it rather too easily rather than bursting forward with the ball which is his strength.'

'I am all for keeping things simple for a while, but if he bursts into their half then I feel he could go a wee bit further because I know he is capable of doing it.'

I must admit his debut was stunning, he was sooooo close to chipping the Hammers keeper and it would have right royally topped a great debut where he as good as bossed the game. He hasn't looked quite the same since but I'm sure, as he has shown what he can do, he'll get there!


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday November 10 2006
Time: 2:16PM

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Think he needs a goal to settle him down and then we'll see the best of him. No doubt he's a quality player
Geordie_Villa
10/11/2006 14:34:00
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It's obvious to anyone with eyes that Petrov is a very skillful classy player. Give him time and he'll grow in stature as a top premiership player, no doubt about it.
DeanoVilla
10/11/2006 14:41:00
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When the team plays Petrov plays well, i think in a 3-5-2 formation with him bursting forwards we'd see the best of him.
chris the villan
10/11/2006 14:57:00
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He'll be the cornerstone of any success we achieve over the next few seasons. It was always going to take time for him to settle. He'll do fine. A class act.
glensider
10/11/2006 17:02:00
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Once he's got his first goal, as has been mentioned, I think he'll be flying!
Tierney
10/11/2006 20:51:00
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Was a good buy for you guys! Pompey had been trying for 18 months. has been a BIG factor in your good form!!
BaldyYid
11/11/2006 12:16:00
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I'm glad we landed him. Twelve months ago, a player of his calibre wouldn't have looked at us twice.
glensider
18/03/2007 01:12:00
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