Next Game

B'mouth v A Villa

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Last Game

A Villa 0 - 0 Braga

Friday, 17 July 2015, 18:30

Friendly Match

Guzan is giving it everything

Brad Guzan is confident the belief and fighting spirit within the Aston Villa squad will see them safe this season.

Last Updated: 18/03/13 at 13:07 Post Comment

Brad Guzan: Confident Aston Villa can preserve their Premier League status

Brad Guzan: Confident Aston Villa can preserve their Premier League status

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Villa have spent much of a difficult campaign battling to keep their head above water, and their Premier League status remains far from secure.

They have, however, offered enough over recent weeks to suggest that no-one inside the club is feeling sorry for themselves.

Paul Lambert has opted to work with a young and inexperienced group this year, but there is a hunger within his ranks to prove a point to those who have been quick to write them off.

Guzan, who has starred since replacing Shay Given as first-choice goalkeeper, believes Villa are capable of preserving their top-flight status if everyone connected with the club continues to keep the faith.

Following a vital 3-2 victory over fellow strugglers Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, the American shot-stopper said: "There might have been a few that were raising questions - questioning the ability of the players.

"But the manager has been good in terms of giving the players the belief to go and play. He does not have that sense of panic or idea that everything has gone astray.

"Villa Park was rocking and when fans get behind the team and they see guys closing the ball down from 40 yards away and blocking shots and scoring goals, that is what they want.

"It shows the character we are made up of. Not only the ability to come back and fight your way back into a game. But I thought our football was really good as well. For us to keep the ball and pass and create chances on top of fighting and doing the dirty work.

"It is now a matter of getting results and continuing to press on to push up the table, and with results like this I think we will do it no problem."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

L

ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

paul7702
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

Footer 365

Leicester agree club-record fee for Charles Aranguiz

Leicester are discussing terms with Chile midfielder Charles Aranguiz after agreeing a club-record £10.5m fee with Internacional.

Andre Pirlo backs Liverpool's Mario Balotelli to prove his potential

Andrea Pirlo thinks Mario Balotelli can still be one of the "top forwards in Europe" despite his struggles at Liverpool.

Liverpool beat HJK, Villa draw at Forest and Leeds see off Everton

Liverpool beat HJK, Aston Villa drew 3-3 at Nottingham Forest, while Leeds beat Everton 2-0 and Newcastle lost at home on Saturday.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company