Villa Park

Next Game

A Villa v Arsenal

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Anfield

Last Game

Liverpool 0 - 1 A Villa

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 17:30

Barclays Prem

Guzan just happy to play part

Brad Guzan has insisted that clean sheets are just a bonus and he is more concerned about Aston Villa winning games.

Last Updated: 23/09/13 at 11:44 Post Comment

Brad Guzan: Targeting a Capital One Cup run after Premier League win over Norwic

Brad Guzan: Targeting a Capital One Cup run after Premier League win over Norwic

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Villa shut out their opponents for the first time in 27 Premier League matches as they beat Norwich City 1-0 at Carrow Road on Saturday.

Goalkeeper Guzan played a major role by saving Robert Snodgrass' early penalty and producing a number of other good stops, but stressed after the game that he was far more pleased about the three points than his own individual performance.

He said: "I'm not going to lie to you and say it's not nice to keep a clean sheet, but that's not the most important thing. The most important thing is we get three points and win.

"If we were to go the rest of the season without a clean sheet and won every game, I'd be a happy goalkeeper. It's a bonus when you get a clean sheet. It's not easy in this league to keep a clean sheet with the talent teams possess.

"As a keeper you just try to do your job and help the guys in front of you and fortunately I was able to do that.

"Going so long without a clean sheet speaks volumes for what this league is all about.

"Whether you are playing a top-four team or a team towards the bottom, it's always difficult to go 90 minutes and keep teams at bay."

Guzan admits the penalty save was a crucial moment in a game that was ultimately decided by Libor Kozak's 30th-minute strike.

"That was a big point in the game so for me to be fortunate enough to go the right way and save the penalty, I was just happy to do my part," Guzan said.

"If we had gone 1-0 down there would have been a different tone and tempo to the game."

Villa's next challenge is a home tie against Tottenham Hotspur in the Capital One Cup, and Guzan is determined to go one step further than last season after a surprise loss to Bradford City in the semi-finals.

"Going to the semi-final and not getting to Wembley was a bit of a hiccup," he said. "So we want to get to Wembley."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

T

his specializing in mediocrity will only stop when Wenger and his entire back room staff are cleared out. Dortmund are everything Arsenal should be; in fact they're everything Arsenal thought they were, until they met this supreme doppelg nger.

dr soccer
The Bitter Taste Of Arsenal Déjà Vu

Footer 365

Premier League: Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez battling testicular cancer

Newcastle United winger Jonas Gutierrez has revealed he has been receiving treatment for testicular cancer.

Champions League: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits Dortmund deserved victory

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits his side were 'average' following their 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Champions League: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praises side after Ludogorets win

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praised his side's character as they battled to a late 2-1 win over Ludogorets.

Mail Box

B**locks To That, I'm Going To Sit In The Shed

Arsenal supporters given their understandable reaction to the debacle in Dortmund, whilst Liverpool fans weren't too impressed either. Still, at least they won...

Who's More Miserable - Baggies Or Mags?

There's not a lot to choose between the misery of West Brom fans and the misery of Newcastle fans. We have mails on them, 'only QPR' and lots on Man United...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property