UK time is: 22:22:55
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Villa's Zidane Up For Challenge

International man of mystery (well, sort of) Moustapha Salifou says he will bide his time and claims he is up for the challenge of breaking into the first team.

The Togolese international, compared to Zidane....(!) told the official site:

'I'm going fine here. I am training well, it's a good club and I am happy to be here. I play regularly for the reserves. You don't change a winning team, so I've had to wait for an opportunity, but that is starting to happen. I've done well enough in the reserve team to earn a one-year extension to my contract. Now it's up to me to keep working and seize my chance at the right moment. I've played in France, Switzerland and Germany. Now I am enjoying the challenge of playing in the English Premier League.'

The 24-year-old midfielder also says that the Premier League is very fast and that means as a player they have very little time to think. 'When I arrived here, people wondered how I could have a good World Cup and then find myself in the Swiss Second Division. I told them that these things happen. That's a footballer's life. You also need luck. I know that there are Togo people who now support Aston Villa. I am sorry they have not seen me play much, but I hope to play more often.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 1 2008

Time: 2:15PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Don't know about anyone else, but i think he's worth a punt as a starter in midfield. We have got very stale lately and maybe a change could give us the kick start we need for the final few games. Besides, it might be a good idea to give him a run out to see how he copes form the start. UTV
Kuffit
Report Abuse
01/04/2008 18:39:00

Looks like he nearly tripped over the ball a couple of times at the weekend. Only reason he is in the team is because we have noone else!!
Villan444
Report Abuse
01/04/2008 19:07:00

Sal i. Sali Foooooouuuu! I love the fact that he had his own song before he even got on the pitch for the 1st XI. I'd like to see him start on Saturday. Let's see what he can do.
Adam Deuce
Report Abuse
01/04/2008 19:18:00

Can't see him starting in a million years, MON sticks with his 11 whatever the weather. He dropped Luke Moore and looked what happened to him, can't see him dropping Gabby, NRC, Barry or anyone else for that matter.
tarzan
Report Abuse
01/04/2008 19:51:00

I cant see him starting against Bolton, this is now a massive game for us and not one where you take a chance by playing a player who in all honesty looked shocking against Man Utd (well for the 20 minutes anyway)
col8
Report Abuse
01/04/2008 20:02:00

I have been a big supporter of Maloney but in recent weeks he has let himself down. For me the midfield vs Bolton should be Young, Salifou, Barry and Reo Coker-Cola. But I reckon it will be Petrov who starts and wudnt be surprised to see Nigel at RB again with Knight on bench.
young_jonah
Report Abuse
02/04/2008 09:59:00

Petrov was no worse than the other midfielders last week. Nige is only good as a Makalele role in a 5 man midfield.
Villan444
Report Abuse
02/04/2008 10:51:00

Its going to be a long hard road for him, particularly as hopefully come next August he'll face serious competition in that under-achieving midfield of ours. If he's good enough, he'll force himself into the long term picture.
glensider
Report Abuse
02/04/2008 16:13:00

Being mentioned in the same breath as Zidane has hardly helped the guys cause.
glensider
Report Abuse
03/04/2008 18:17:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Sinclair, Demba Ba & Others (Thursday January 29 2015)

An Interview With Carles Gil (Thursday January 29 2015)

Steer Won't Get Yeovil Loan Extension? (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Weimann Wants Wembley (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Leicester FA Cup Tie Chosen For TV (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. The Fear 1113
2. ClivetheVillan 765
3. Pride of Lions 686
4. Freeman14 685
5. Villan57 439
6. thefacehead 343
7. sirdennis 330
8. kefkat 318
9. CDX_EIRE 293
10. DeanoVilla 261

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Everton 22 5 8 9 -4 23
13. Crystal Palace 22 5 8 9 -8 23
14. WBA 22 5 7 10 -9 22
15. Aston Villa 22 5 7 10 -14 22
16. Sunderland 22 3 11 8 -14 20
17. Burnley 22 4 8 10 -15 20
18. Hull City 22 4 7 11 -10 19

Breaking League News

Swansea City Agree Fee For Southampton's Cork
Swansea : 29/01/2015 20:01:00
FA Youth Cup - Chelsea 6 Swansea 0
Chelsea : 29/01/2015 19:10:00
Allardyce Talks Liverpool (a)
West Ham : 29/01/2015 18:53:00
Mutch Departs For Palace
Q.P.R. : 29/01/2015 18:46:00
Ameobi Returns
Newcastle : 29/01/2015 17:41:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Vital Villa January Player Of The Month
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Guzan 7%
Clark 9%
Baker 0%
Okore 51%
Cissokho 1%
Hutton 5%
Sanchez 15%
Westwood 0%
Gil 9%
Delph 1%
Cleverley 0%
Benteke 1%
Weimann 0%
Gabby 1%