Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Guzan's Slice Of The Action

Guzan's Slice Of The Action

Brad Guzan is punch drunk that Villa have made the final of the Peace Cup and he believes it's a 'big deal' for the club, and hopefully a sign of many more finals in the future.

Speaking on the official site Guzan said that the first half performance by the team was key to our victory, and for the first time in a long time (I'm saying this, Brad didn't) we actually played for the whole 90 minutes.

'It's a massive achievement for us all.

'When we started in this competition, we understood it was a pre-season tournament. But we also knew - with any competition - there would be a final.

'To have the chance to now play in that is a big deal. We're now in there and we need to take our form into Sunday.

'Our first half display against Porto was excellent. We were very aware that our first half performance against Atlante was simply not good enough.

'We knew - to beat Porto - it was going to take good football over 90 minutes. We wanted to start the right way.

'In that opening 45 minutes I thought we were brilliant - we were flying around and that paid off in the end when that final whistle blew.'

Nobody can doubt the commitment of the players last nights, it was a true battling performance with some great skillful moments, and Guzan stands out for the solo moments.

Many of us have wondered whether he would make the grade, and although he still needs to be tested on crosses, his shot stopping and reactions against Porto have probably won over many a doubter.

Let alone the beautiful sight of seeing an angry American screaming, shouting and organising his defence perfectly, so his comments on his own performance - well mildly understated if the truth be told.

'I just see it as a case of trying to help the team out as much as I can. That's my job as a goalkeeper.

'There was a chance where the ball was bouncing around in the six yard box. Luckily I managed to get a hand to it.

'Then with another one, their player came at me and I managed to push him wide. I tried to make myself big and cut down the angles.

'But the credit goes to the boys - they played fantastic.'

It's hardly like he did anything in the second half if you listen to him.

Brad take a bow, and in the future when you pull off so many fantastic saves brag about it, at least one article!


Bookmark and Share



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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday August 1 2009
Time: 4:15PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Villa Times - 27/03/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

The latest Aston Villa news and views via the uno fish ial one...

One Of The Greatest Phone Calls You Can Get

Steve Bruce, his moments since coming to Aston Villa...

3rd Minute Applause For 'Our' Little Charlie Round

Forever one of us. Rest in peace little man. 3rd minute applause.

Championship 2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (27/3/17)

The final international break of the Championship 2016/17 season ticks on by and this year could see a number of players break the 20 goal mark.

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)

Vital Villa Player Of March
Suggested By: JP Fear
Baker5%
Chester5%
Johnstone15%
Taylor0%
Jedinak38%
Hutton10%
Hourihane2%
Lansbury0%
Adomah0%
Bjarnason15%
Amavi0%
Bree0%
Gardner0%
Kodjia10%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Blog: Australian GP Report
Latest Vital Boxing News
McGoldrick Wins Professional Debut
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 2:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 23 2017 12:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear401
2.Pride of Lions312
3.sirdennis307
4.HeathfieldRoad1874289
5.JuanPabloAngel276
6.Sasquatch208
7.Silhillvilla174
8.Melon Donkey160
9.BodyButter148
10.DeanoVilla137
Write for Vital Football