Writer: Mike Field
Date:Wednesday July 29 2009
Eric Lichaj was thrilled to make his debut for the Villa against Malaga and he's now hoping to get even more pitch time.
The American youngster hasn't looked back since switching his attentions from Chicago Fire to Aston Villa, a solid reserve performances saw him gain his long awaiting first team debut in our Peace Cup opening loss to Malaga.
Speaking on the official site, he admitted he was nervous when he first found out he would be playing but that he managed to calm himself and just play his own game.
'I never had a dream to play in the Barclays Premier League when I was younger. I always wanted to play for Chicago Fire but when this opportunity came along I couldn't say no.
'I would love to forge a career with Villa.'
As for the debut:
'It was an amazing experience to make my debut against Malaga. When the gaffer announced the team I was nervous at first. I calmed down and relaxed eventually but it was inevitable that I would have some nerves going into the game. I settled down as I got hold of the ball and started passing it.
'I just said to myself 'you have to play your own game.' I always play at right-back so it's nothing new to me. It's just I am with the big boys now.'
Lichaj did look useful to me in the Malaga match but, his simple mistake that led to the goal was one of experience, or lack thereof.
He definitely has the chance to show what he can do, especially with Luke Young still sidelined with injury from last season, and it looks like he has the talent to mix it with the big boys - it's just down to him to prove it.
Date:Wednesday July 29 2009
Lambert To Contact Riley Over Gabby Red (Monday December 22 2014)
Okore & Sanchez Gain Lambert Praise (Monday December 22 2014)
Benteke Makes BBC Team Of The Week (Monday December 22 2014)
Bent Wants Brighton Stay (Sunday December 21 2014)
Lambert To Complete Cleverley Deal? (Sunday December 21 2014)
Mixed Emotions Following Manchester United Draw (Saturday December 20 2014)
Heroic Effort By Aston Villa v Man Utd Today (Saturday December 20 2014)
Stats: Aston Villa v Man U (Saturday December 20 2014)
Lambert - Duo Going Nowhere In January (Saturday December 20 2014)
Aston Villa v Manchester United: Team Line-Ups (Saturday December 20 2014)
|2.||Pride of Lions||687|
|Aston Villa||1||-||1||Man Utd|
|Aston Villa||2||-||1||Leicester City|
|Crystal Palace||0||-||1||Aston Villa|
|12. Aston Villa||17||5||5||7||-10||20|
|Lennon....Lucas - Easy Mistake To Make!
» Spurs : 22/12/2014 16:51:00
|Diarra And Lennon Linked Again
» Q.P.R. : 22/12/2014 16:22:00
|Redknapp Would Be Interested In Morrison
» Q.P.R. : 22/12/2014 16:13:00
|Austin Staying (And Signing New Deal?)
» Q.P.R. : 22/12/2014 16:04:00
|Sissoko's 'Love' For Arsenal
» Newcastle : 22/12/2014 15:40:00