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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 '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!

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


humble as ever!
08/09/2008 10:03:00
And honest, almost to a fault.
08/09/2008 11:08:00
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.
08/09/2008 12:28:00
Agreed Yj he is heaps better than when he started for us
08/09/2008 21:16:00
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.
09/09/2008 15:53:00
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.
10/09/2008 10:08:00
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?
10/09/2008 10:13:00
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