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Expectations Of The Knight

Expectations Of The Knight

Zat Knight is confident that Villa will improve further next season and although he didn't have the best of seasons personally, he's hoping to make fewer mistakes next campaign.

Speaking on the official site, Knight said that all the player needs to learn to deal with the pressure and the expectations of next season more than they did this season; that along with quality additions in transfer will mean we can and will build further on our 6th Place finish.

'We set out aiming to get into Europe and even though we missed out on the UEFA Cup we still have the Intertoto.

'I came here to Villa because I wanted to push for things at the top of the table and that's what we've done this season.

'This is a young squad that can only get better and the manager is sure to add to the squad with even more quality in the summer. So it's an exciting time for Villa.

'The challenge for all the players next season will be to live up to the higher expectations. That's a challenge but we'll be ready for it.'

Knight was pretty honest about his season and has never hidden his sleepy moments, especially when they have cost us points.

But like Davies, you have to admire the honesty given the industry normally blames anything from divots, to long grass, to water, the stars, the fan with the pink mobile phone and anything to divert away from the fact they playing like a pair of jeans.

'I had a really good start and to score on my debut against Chelsea - and at home - was fantastic.

'But then I picked up a suspension in the return against Chelsea, was out for a while which was frustrating and disappointing, but Curtis Davies did well and took his chance until he got injured.

'I came back in and had one or two below-par games. But overall in the last few games I think I've done well.'

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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday May 14 2008
Time: 3:34PM


He did OK - only made a couple of howlers
14/05/2008 15:43:00
Honest player. Good SQUAD player rather than first choice star. Worth the money though, BUT we still shouldn't have sold Cahill
14/05/2008 16:04:00
No we should have keep Cahill who would be whining about being sat on the bench!!
14/05/2008 16:33:00
Zat did a lot better than many ever imagined, had amare at home v Manure, other than that didn't let anyone down, decent enough back up centre half
14/05/2008 19:34:00
everyone had a 'mare' against Manure tho...
15/05/2008 03:48:00
I like Zat, and have a lot of time for him. He's a good honest player, gives his all to the cause, and never shirks his responsibilities. I believe that he's played a full part in our success of the season just ended, and has consistently performed better than many seem prepared to give him credit for. A good signing, has definitely proved his worth.
15/05/2008 17:55:00
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