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John Carew On O'Neill, Europe And Team Spirit

John Carew has been having a good old talk recently, anyone would think the Norwegian striker is happy and enjoying his time at Villa. Top news!

He has spoken about Martin O'Neill as a manager saying: 'Rafa (Benitez - the mini Tom Jones look alike!) was good, very professional, analytical and dedicated. Martin is a completely different manager. He is really close with the players. He's quite tactical himself, but the most important thing in the manager here is he makes the players believe in themselves, their qualities and the tactical plan. He gets the players believing in what they do when they get out on the pitch. That's what makes you successful. There are only five or six successful managers in Europe and Martin is one of them.'

Meanwhile in the Mirror the Hulk says that Everton could rue not killing us off having taken the lead twice at the weekend. 'We have created a great opportunity to get into Europe,' said striker Carew, who bagged his 13th goal of the season on Sunday. We have a real chance this weekend when we play Wigan, while Everton are away at Arsenal. We have great belief that we can still take fifth place. We both have tough matches ahead but we have a better goal difference.'



And on the official site he says the team spirit is what has brought the good times back to Villa this season. He said: 'I've adapted successfully wherever I've been but this is the most competitive league. We depend a lot on team spirit at Villa. I have found it much better after being in teams that cruised to the league title. At Valencia and Lyon we were cruising through the first stage of the Champions League as well and sometimes that makes players drift off into their own little world. Not here.'

Adding, 'We have to be together 100% all the way to get results, and when we play like that it's a fantastic experience.' He also says he has enjoyed the responsibility of being one of the more senior players. Bloody hell, he is only 28. All of a sudden I feel very old! 'I want to help the young players here at Villa fulfil their potential and if I can do that I will be very happy.'




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 29 2008

Time: 12:28PM

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what a legend, a truly world class player. still can't believe we signed him!
ric112
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29/04/2008 12:41:00

Baros' comments are laughable in retrospect upon leaving villa. We definitely got the better end of that deal.
johnnyuk
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29/04/2008 13:02:00

Fair play to the the "journey man" seems to be loving life at VP :)
benham
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29/04/2008 13:47:00

A cult hero already. It was the song we sang most at Goodison, he's bigger than me and you, John Carew, Carew
young_jonah
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29/04/2008 15:15:00

John Carew - a very important ingredient of this team that MON is putting together. At last getting his just rewards in the shape of plaudits from the supporters. Played a key role this season, and hopefully will remain at B6 for a good while yet. Top Man!
glensider
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29/04/2008 16:14:00

Hope everyone stops doubting him. Classy guy that Carew! And 13 isn't so bad either!
los_angeles_villan
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29/04/2008 18:28:00

It feels like 1979 again to me.Top class team starting to take shape ? Touch wood,don't want to jinx it. Anybody else think a couple of world class signings and we could be in with a shout of cracking the big four? With Carews powers of holding the ball anything is possible i reckon. Any player who leaves us now isn't leaving us to play in europe,CUZ WE'LL BE THERE SOON !!!!! COM ON !!!!!
Dudley_Villa
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29/04/2008 21:41:00

Hopefully Big JC will get the opportunity to put his competitive european club football experiences to good use next season, as he leads the AVFC frontline into europe.
glensider
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29/04/2008 21:55:00

Fingers crossed glensider,how much would you love to buy a shirt with two little gold stars on it ?
Dudley_Villa
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29/04/2008 22:12:00

Could do well in a European comp' with O'neil at the helm..
quietman
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30/04/2008 21:20:00

Definately another confidence player, similar to JPA. Always plays better when the fans are singing his name.
DeanoVilla
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01/05/2008 09:03:00

Lets just hope Arsen Wenger sees the game as Important as we do. Its likely he will give a few youngsters or fringe players a run out in preperation for next season.
col8
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01/05/2008 09:17:00

 

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