More good news following Stiliyan Petrov's vow to not moan and to knuckle down, Villa's number one has today said he will do the same.
Reports over the last week have suggested that Thomas Sorensen is looking to leave but the Danish international has rubbished these claims.
He told avfc.com:
'These stories make me look like I've given up and I'm not willing to fight for my place. That's rubbish. Basically I've not even been fit, so I couldn't give the manager a decision to make. Now I am fit and I want to give the manager a selection problem. I've said all along to everyone at Aston Villa that I'm here to fight for my place. I'm well aware of the situation. Scott has done well, but I have to work hard and wait for my chance. That's been the bottom-line'
Adding when the chance comes he'll show just what he can do as the most important thing for him is to play first team football saying it is not his intention to leave in order to do that.
Adding, 'I've got one year left on my deal and obviously if we get to next year and I'm still not playing, I would have to look at different alternatives. At the moment I'm fully committed to the club and I want to fight for my place. I want to push Scott all the way and that's what I'm determined to do. Those quotes have been taken out of context because a story saying I want to leave is far better than a story that I'm ready to fight for my place.'
'I was asked what might happen if I was out of the side for six or 12 months. I was then asked, as a high earner, how difficult it would be to leave the club if the circumstances came to that and I said that I would never put money before playing football. 'From that people have said that I want to leave and I'm desperate to take a pay cut to get away. That's definitely not the case and I'll show people that I'm willing to stay and fight for my place.'
So the press whip it up during international week once again!
Manager Tim Sherwood has spoken of his disappointment - and shouldered the blame - for today's one nil loss to Stoke City.
All the stats from Aston Villa (0) vs (1) Stoke, Villa Park, 3/10/15 Att: 33,189
Statistics, damn lies and Aston Villa..
Bit of a mix and match today from manager Tim Sherwood's pre Stoke press conference.
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