Writer: J P Fear
Date:Thursday September 27 2007
Good heavens above, an honest and frank player! This is quite frankly an amazing set of quotes! Curtis Davies has ripped his debut apart in what looks like a very depressing self assessment.
He told the official site: 'If I'm not honest with myself, I'll never improve as a player.'
'It was my debut and I was awful. I didn't contribute anything to the team. I've been bigging myself up saying I was ready and obviously by last night's performance, I'm not good enough to get in the team yet. I don't know what it was. I feel fit, I feel fine, so I'm not using any excuses like that. It was just on the day I choked. I wasn't nervous before the game and I wasn't nervous out there, it's just I didn't do anything right. It just seemed like it was going to be one of them nights.'
He adds if the result had gone Villa's way he would have probably got away with what he calls his worst ever performance. 'That's how I feel right now. The team I play in is a good team and the performance wasn't up to the standard of this team.'
He continues 'last night I think my passing completion was about five per cent. It wasn't the best performance to start my Villa career. I hope I will feature eventually, it's just last night was my chance to go out there and show exactly what I've got. I showed exactly what I've not got. I did nothing right, so come Monday if I'm on the bench or even in the stands, I'll accept it.'
I must admit, this interview is astounding, he says he has been saying he wants to push the first team players but said on last nights performance he wouldn't even give the youth players a run for their money.
'You can't pull the wool over people's eyes when you have a bad performance. If you're not true to yourself, you're not going to improve. If I don't come out and say how poorly I've done, I'm not going to push on and do any better.'
I don't think I've ever seen anything like that before, have you? Can't help but wonder if some of our other players who seem to just cruise have the same honesty about them when they assess their contributions in the claret and blue shirt? Mentioning no Bulgarian names!
How much did WBA want for Davies again? ;-p
The official site has an article of emails from fans rallying around the player and congratulating him on his honesty!
What a bizarre club we are, gotta love us though ain't cha?!?!?
Date:Thursday September 27 2007
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