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Davies stands by criticism
15 Oct 2007 - 09:29:55
Aston Villa defender Curtis Davies insists he has no regrets despite likening his performance to that of a 'pub team player' during his debut last month.
The on-loan West Bromwich Albion centre-half offered a scathing assessment of his display in a Carling Cup defeat by Championship side Leicester City last month, but claims he still stands by every word of his blast.
"I have had positive feedback from people for my honesty but I didn't do it to stop other people from hammering me. I don't do that sort of thing," he told the club's official website.
"People have their opinions anyway. If they still thought badly of me for the way I played, that's fine, because it was still me out there kicking a ball - and not very well.
"I don't regret what I said because that's what I felt. I come out and talk like that to clear my mind, get it out in the open and wash it away. I've moved past that now.
"I'm just looking to challenge people, get my next chance and prove that I am a good player, good enough to play for Villa and hopefully, one day, for England."
Former England Under-21 international Davies has yet to make a second appearance for Villa following his deadline day loan move - with a view to a permanent transfer next summer - from the Baggies.