Writer: J P Fear
Date:Monday September 24 2007
Gabriel Agbonlahor was asked on Sky Sports News about his argument with Marlon Harewood at the end of the win against Everton yesterday.
The scorer of the second goal said: 'I think just everyone is passionate to just score more goals. It was just a passionate thing from Marlon really, so it's alright.'
Must admit I was surprised that Gabby didn't think twice arguing with Harewood, not sure I'd go out of my way to row with him, especially if I was the size of Gabby mind you, he can run fast I guess!
The Villa boss also commented saying that Gabby was trying to play time and go to the corner. Not from my view he wasn't, he was going for goal himself as all strikers do. Mind you, if he ever does learn to look up and go for better options - ie use a footballers brain - he could become a gem of a player.
Martin O'Neill said: 'I see it from Gabby's view because there are two minutes to go and we are 2-0 up. Why give the ball away? That's what we were taught years ago and if you do that you put yourself under pressure. I can understand the centre-forward's thinking that he might be in with a chance of a goal, but Gabby made the right decision and things are fine between them.'
Meanwhile Phil Neville, who got between the players to break the argument up also says there is nothing to worry about. 'Villa had just won 2-0 so I couldn't understand why they were arguing really. I was in the same hotel as Marlon on holiday in the summer and got to know him quite well. I just pulled him away. It is one of those situations where Marlon is desperate to score and so is the other lad and you then have a bit of a go at each other. It is the sort of thing which happens every day of the week. It is just one of those things.'
Date:Monday September 24 2007
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