Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

'Heartbroken' Guzan Wants More Games

'Heartbroken' Guzan Wants More Games

Not convinced these are the sort of paper reports you want to read on a Sunday after a 7-1 loss the day before?

Bad timing it has to be said!

Villa's second choice keeper, Brad Guzan has expressed in the press his upset at being left out of the Wembley final having played all the games up to it.

Guzan yellow top and beard

To be fair to the manager, despite it being a tough decision, we were at a final and playing one of the top 3-4 teams in the world, you play your strongest side and no matter how well Brad jnr did to help us get there (and lets face it, it is a fairly short cup run really) he had to go with the in form (at the time) Brad snr surely?

The young American (go on, have a hum of the Bowie song!) told the Sunday Mirror he was 'heartbroken' being benched.

'After you help your team get to a final, especially a competition like the League Cup, it was devastating not to play. You always want to be part of the big games and help your team be successful, so to not be involved and then lose was a rough day for everyone. There was not much I could do, as the manager makes the final decision.'

Guzan grey top

He also adds in a sentence I'm sure won't go down very well - anyone remember Thomas Sorensen's press comments about MON and Villa? He didn't play again after moaning.

'I have not necessarily thought about leaving Villa, but I have thought about playing more regularly. I know that I need to start playing. If, at the end of the season, when I sit down with the manager, the plans make sense for me to go out on loan then that is a possibility I will be open to.'

Fair enough and a hey ho too.


Bookmark and Share

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday March 28 2010
Time: 6:34PM

Comments

0
He's number 2 to Friedel. Surely he knew that when he came. If he proves he's good enough his time will come. Though I have to say the last few games he played he's been far from convincing.
AMS78
28/03/2010 19:39:00
0
He's number 2 to Friedel. Surely he knew that when he came. If he proves he's good enough his time will come. Though I have to say the last few games he played he's been far from convincing.
AMS78
28/03/2010 19:39:00
0
Hold on a minute Bradley, you had your big chance to impress in the semi against Blackburn and you blew it.
PiperUK
28/03/2010 20:59:00
0
Yes, I agree he looked decidedly dodgy against muscle thrown into the attack. But I could say that about Friedel too, who has never really convinced me for Villa, regardless of any stats. Shot stopper? Little Brad, easy. Big Brad? Er, he's older and more experienced. I guess I'd be in a minority there though.
badger0-0
28/03/2010 21:43:00
0
Yes, I agree he looked decidedly dodgy against muscle thrown into the attack. But I could say that about Friedel too, who has never really convinced me for Villa, regardless of any stats. Shot stopper? Little Brad, easy. Big Brad? Er, he's older and more experienced. I guess I'd be in a minority there though.
badger0-0
28/03/2010 21:43:00
0
Guzan needs a good run to become good and for some reason people expect him to play a few games and then think they can judge him being worse than Friedel, The matter of the fact is it's all about how hungry he wants it, and to succeed, Friedel had 11 shots to deal with on Yesterday and he let 7 of them 11 shots in.
Villa 4 Ever
28/03/2010 21:56:00
0
Guzan needs a good run to become good and for some reason people expect him to play a few games and then think they can judge him being worse than Friedel, The matter of the fact is it's all about how hungry he wants it, and to succeed, Friedel had 11 shots to deal with on Yesterday and he let 7 of them 11 shots in.
Villa 4 Ever
28/03/2010 21:56:00
0
Get on with it, improve, Friedal only has a season or 2 left, then u could be number1 4 the next 10 years!!!!!!!!!
astonsteve
29/03/2010 14:58:00
0
Friedel simply doesn't command his penalty area - fails to come for the ball which is something defenders really need to be able to depend on.
JimmyG
29/03/2010 15:51:00
0
I think he deserves a good run out... i'd like to see him picked for the semi against chelsea
thorpyuk
29/03/2010 18:25:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Something For The Weekend (573)

I just love it when a much-scorned player answers his critics, especially when that critic is myself.

Bruce Confirms Four Summer Targets Max

Manager Steve Bruce has confirmed that this summer he will be after four 'players of real quality' as we look for a real promotion challenge in 2017/18.

Kodjia's A Welcome Return For Bruce

Manager Steve Bruce has been waxing lyrical about striker Jonathan Kodjia once again.

The Villa Times - 28/04/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

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

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)

Aston Villa v Blackburn (away) will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
Win39%
Lose33%
Draw28%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 44 27 7 10 88 40
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Wehrlein reveals severity of neck injury
Latest Vital Boxing News
David Fields Will Referee Joshua v Klitschko
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.JuanPabloAngel379
2.Pride of Lions352
3.sirdennis282
4.The Fear273
5.Silhillvilla210
6.HeathfieldRoad1874184
7.Melon Donkey175
8.kefkat163
9.Sasquatch147
10.BodyButter113
Vital Football Comment