Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Villa Defender Sets Sights on England.

Villa Defender Sets Sights on England.

Aston Villa defender Curtis Davies believes that his first England Cap will come some day, but only after he ups his game in yet another damningly honest admission from the former West Brom man.

In a level of honesty, not seen since David O`Leary, Davies told avfc.co.uk: 'I've had no contact from Fabio Capello and his team and I have no right to.'

Curtis hasn`t quite got himself back to the level he was playing at last season prior to his ruptured Achilles tendon, however the sheer speed in which he recovered is a testament to the players determination, having called himself a "pub team player" after his Claret & Blue debut in the League Cup defeat against Leicester.

On his England chances, and competitors for those centre-back spots he added:

'I believe that I will get that England cap. I've got to feel confident in myself. That's always been my goal and I've always believed that it will happen - whether it will be soon or in the distant future.

'Centre-half has got to be the strongest position in the England team. If you look at the players that are there - Rio (Ferdinand), John Terry and then obviously behind them there's Woodgate, Upson, Brown, Richards, Wheater, Taylor, Anton Ferdinand. You could go on forever. This country is just blessed with centre-halves.'

Wes Brown? Come on Curtis give yourself at least a wee break!

'You need to be at the top of your game to play for England anyway but you need to be at the very top to play centre-half.'

I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that Curtis Davies will play for England one day. Another one of Martin O`Neill`s signings that despite the financial cost, he has got spot on and will only continue to develop into more of a superb player than he already is!

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




Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

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

Writer:Murph
Date:Monday September 8 2008
Time: 8:53AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
humble as ever!
Gruck
08/09/2008 10:03:00
0
And honest, almost to a fault.
Obediah
08/09/2008 11:08:00
0
We will support you in your dream Curtis, but dont forget us when Man Utd or Liverpool come sniffing round you in 2 years. And dont then claim your dream has always been to play in the Champions League, like certain other players we could mention. Hope he makes it, looks better and better each time i see him, never seen a player improve at such a high rate.
young_jonah
08/09/2008 12:28:00
0
Agreed Yj he is heaps better than when he started for us
TuBBz
08/09/2008 21:16:00
0
Its gonna be interesting when Cueller comes back from injury as there is no way Davies deserves to be dropped. Cueller must be some player if he's better than Davies as well. Interesting times. Lets hope of of the decent back 3 we have don't get frustrated at waiting around.
PBAVFC
09/09/2008 15:53:00
0
This young man is a talent, of that there can be no doubt. He's not quite back at the levels he had reached pre-The Emirates, but he's getting there. A future international? I certainly wouldn't bet against him.
glensider
10/09/2008 10:08:00
0
At 10m quid, if that is indeed the figure we ended up paying West Bromwich Albion for him, we ended up with something of a bargain. He's very definitely the long term future of the club. I have to agree with PBAVFC. I've only seen Carlos Cueller play the once, Monday evening in the reserves, so I'm not qualified to pass judgement on his abilities and capabilities, but there's surely no way he can expect to immediately replace our Curtis?
glensider
10/09/2008 10:13:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Audio - Black On Outstanding Watford Performance

Caretaker manager Eric Black has hailed the players for being 'outstanding' in their efforts against Watford today, and for showing the correct will to win.

Stats: Watford v Villa

All the stats from Watford (3) vs (2) Villa, Vicarage Road, 30/4/16 Att: 20,653

Watford v Aston Villa - Team Sheets

Aston Villa are at Watford today, this is a 3pm kick-off - the line-ups have been confirmed.

U21s - Provisional Play Off Final Details

Aston Villa's Under 21 side have already booked their place in the Premier League Division Two Play Off final this season, and we know we await the Arsenal v Blackburn...

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)

Watford MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Bunn1%
Clark54%
Lescott0%
Toner0%
Hutton9%
Westwood0%
Gana0%
Bacuna0%
Cissokho0%
Ayew27%
Gestede9%
Sub - Sanchez0%
Sub - Sinclair0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 35 22 10 3 76 30
2 Spurs 35 19 12 4 69 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 35 19 7 9 64 32
5 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
6 Man Utd 34 17 8 9 59 12
7 Liverpool 34 15 10 9 55 13
8 Southampton 35 15 9 11 54 12
9 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
10 Chelsea 34 12 11 11 47 7
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
14 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
15 Swansea 35 10 10 15 40 -15
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
2016 Russia GP - Qualifying
Latest Vital Boxing News
DeGale Targeting Callum Smith
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 3:00PM : Newcastle United (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.villasince674
2.Pride of Lions4
3.1958Villan2
4.kefkat1
5.Bangkok Villan1
6.andy57591
Write for Vital Football