Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

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.'

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

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

Comments

0
He did OK - only made a couple of howlers
GCR_villlan
14/05/2008 15:43:00
0
Honest player. Good SQUAD player rather than first choice star. Worth the money though, BUT we still shouldn't have sold Cahill
krfeskivilla
14/05/2008 16:04:00
0
No we should have keep Cahill who would be whining about being sat on the bench!!
young_jonah
14/05/2008 16:33:00
0
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
fatloser
14/05/2008 19:34:00
0
everyone had a 'mare' against Manure tho...
los_angeles_villan
15/05/2008 03:48:00
0
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.
glensider
15/05/2008 17:55:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

End Of Season Villa Loan Update (31/5/16)

Following on from mid April's update, here's the final bits of info from the players Aston Villa had out on loan as the 2015/16 campaign ended.

Insert Your Own - X Interested In Jack Grealish

Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City are just three of the seemingly endless number of teams interested in taking Jack Grealish this summer...Everton makes it four...

A Villan's International Round Up

There were a number of Villan's on international duty in recent days - so a quick an easy recap for anybody with an international mind.

How Much Have Aston Villa Earned Since 1992?

With the £100million television ceiling being broken this season and handed to one club, where do Aston Villa fall in all time Premier League payments table?

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Roberto Di Matteo would be:
Suggested By: JP Fear
A great appointment31%
A good appointment but I'd prefer a.n.other39%
An average appointment16%
No thanks appointment!14%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Grid penalties in Canada for Kvyat & Ericsson
Latest Vital Boxing News
Price Wins by Second Round Knockout
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions910
2.The Fear555
3.kefkat367
4.sirdennis306
5.Fulford274
6.Lerner Out!250
7.JuanPabloAngel229
8.glensider205
9.Silhillvilla186
10.DeanoVilla181
The Vital Football Members League