UK time is: 20:30:24
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Laursen Wants To Earn Villa Future

Martin Laursen says he has had 'bad luck' since moving from AC Milan but hopes to be able to put the injury problems to bed and get on with his Villa career.

The Danish international, who when fit appears to be an automatic choice under Martin O'Neill, says he hasn't been able to play enough for Villa but hopes to earn a new contract to show us what he can do.

'My Villa career has been frustrating because for these three years I haven't played enough. This season I have been pleased with the way I have played - but it's not been enough. I think I've played only 23 games in nearly three years. It irritates me that I haven't been able to give more back definitely in terms of value for money but there's been nothing I've been able to do about that. It's been bad luck. I don't feel I can blame myself. I've done everything I can to get back as soon as possible.'

Adding on the official site: 'I've one season left of my contract. Next season is a big one for me. I would love to have a new contract but I would need to play regularly to earn one. They would need to see I am fit and that they can trust I am back. I've got to play really.'

And on his major knee injury he admits it nearly spelt the end of his career: 'I wondered if I might have to retire because I couldn't be given a 100% guarantee I would be back. It was a cartilage problem in my left knee. There were two holes in it. Then I went to see Dr Steadman, who had also operated on Michael Owen, and things have got better. If anyone can save a career, it is him.'

Fingers crossed he can now return to full fitness, when he is in the team, he is our best natural defender in my ever so humble opinion!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 22 2007

Time: 12:18PM

Your Comments

I think most Villans would very definitely agree with his sentiments. A fully fit Martin Laursen would be an obvious plus, but obviously in view of his injury record over the past three seasons, there has to be concerns.
glensider
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Villa Confirm Suspensions (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Culverhouse and Karsa Suspended (Tuesday April 15 2014)

U21s Lose To Chelsea (Monday April 14 2014)

Grizzly: Palace away (Sunday April 13 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 781
2. The Fear 670
3. ClivetheVillan 258
4. Barney2004 245
5. Villan57 208
6. Villan Of The North 181
7. sirdennis 179
8. tarzan 170
9. Sussex Villan 165
10. BlackCountry Villa 153

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. West Ham 34 10 7 17 -9 37
12. Crystal Palace 33 11 4 18 -15 37
13. Hull City 33 10 6 17 -6 36
14. Aston Villa 33 9 7 17 -14 34
15. Swansea 34 8 9 17 -5 33
16. WBA 33 6 15 12 -11 33
17. Norwich 34 8 8 18 -27 32

Breaking League News

David Luiz named UN Ambassador! ‏
Chelsea : 16/04/2014 20:24:00
TRANSFER NEWS: Chelsea Sign Mario amp;#8207;
Chelsea : 16/04/2014 19:24:00
Team News From The Etihad Stadium, Manchester.
Sunderland : 16/04/2014 19:07:00
Liverpool: Flanagan Set For England Call
Liverpool : 16/04/2014 19:00:00
Jones loses appeal
Stoke : 16/04/2014 18:08:00
Randy In Praise Of Lambert - Sod The Fans
Aston Villa : 16/04/2014 17:27:00
Sunderland Travel To Etihad To Take On City
Sunderland : 16/04/2014 17:08:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How many more points will we get this season?
Suggested By:  villa2stoke1
0 34%
1 15%
2 10%
3 13%
4 14%
5 2%
5-10 8%
11+ (in your dreams) 4%