Martin O'Neill has waxed lyrical about striker John Carew who is finally looking like the player his reputation suggests he is. After the Arsenal game O'Neill said of the Norweigan man mountain,
'Carew was immense. He has that capability. To play like that every week is difficult. It is difficult for Emmanuel Adebayor, it is difficult for Wayne Rooney or any class player. But he caused two world-class centrehalfs - Kolo Toure and William Gallas - real problems. He played like that when he arrived in January but it was his best performance for us because of the players he was up against.'
Adding, in the Birmingham Mail that the striker has now set his bar high: 'That's what he should be measuring himself against. That's what all our players should be measuring themselves against - the Arsenals and Manchester Uniteds. You might fall short. We have a long way to go. But we are in there competing, which at this minute in terms of our development is encouraging.'
Be interesting to see who we bring in during the January transfer window, another top class striker and we'll be laughing all the way into Europe surely?
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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