'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.
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.'
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.