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Honesty, Passion and Ambition

We all remember the 'pub' comments on Curtis Davies' debut against Leicester in the Cup, but Davies wants us to know he was 'rested' and not 'dropped' for Lovech.

He also has no intention of giving his place up to Carlos Cuellar, and he's ready to face Albion at the weekend.

Speaking to the Mail, Davies leaves you with the distinct impression that he is very driven and very focused.

The response to whether he appreciated the 'rest' against Lovech speaks volumes to me.

"Has it done me good? Not really because I want to play in every game.

"I am 23 years old. I do not need rest. I don`t even think about rest I want to play in every game I can because of only having played so many games last year.

"I am young, as I say, so I don`t really need rest - particularly for the Albion game!'

Anyway, Davies explains the reason for his 'rest' in saying:

"Towards the end of the Tottenham game I blocked a shot from Roman Pavlachenko at the near post and I literally just jarred my knee.

"I had a bit of fluid on it but I was fine to play yesterday.

"I think it was just a good opportunity to give me a rest and obviously to give Carlos Cuellar his debut.

"I am hoping that I will come back into the frame on Sunday for the fact that I was 'rested` and not 'dropped`.

"All I can do is train today and train tomorrow and then see what happens on the day.

"There is no discomfort at all, it was just swelling. It was more awkward because of the swelling because I could not do the full range.

"But I trained on Wednesday before the game just to prove to myself that it was fine, but obviously the manager took the decision to not play me.

"But I am fine.

"It was the UEFA Cup yesterday, it is our first campaign and I really want to be a big part of it so I want to play those games.

"And going to The Hawthorns is a big game. Everyone will be looking to me to see what I am going to do and what I will be saying.

"But I just want to play whoever it is to be honest."

Anyone get the impression he just wants to play?




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The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 19 2008

Time: 5:35PM

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Go Curtis! Show the baggies what a Villa legend in the making plays like.
Knowone
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19/09/2008 17:47:00

Best player we have signed in many many years.
lerneravfc
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19/09/2008 18:42:00

That's the attitude Curtis
TuBBz
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19/09/2008 21:57:00

future captain for us there
johnnyuk
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20/09/2008 01:16:00

He's been outstanding so far this season.
Pking
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20/09/2008 09:52:00

i lay awake at night thinking...how the hell is carlos gonna get in our team? and then i remember he is also awesome. then i think to myself that laursen is world class and how could he ever be left out? by god, what a selection dilemma - the likes of which i have never seen as a villa fan for sure.
ric112
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20/09/2008 10:26:00

Curtis is an absolute must start at The Hawthorns. The guy has been absolutely immense this season to date. Let ML and CC fight it out for the right to play alongside him. Curtis has earned the right to his position, and as highly talented as Messrs Laursen and Cuellar are, they both know that they have one tremendous fight on their hands before they can form our central defensive partnership. Curtis Davies is here to stay.
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