O'Neill expects Villa response

09 April 2010 09:16
Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill believes the desire to make right two of their biggest disappointments of the season will drive on his players in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea. Villa were mauled 7-1 by the Premier League leading Blues two weeks. Villa also lost 2-1 to Manchester United in the final of the Carling Cup at Wembley back in February. Speaking ahead of Saturday's return to Wembley to take on Chelsea, he said: "We lost the Carling Cup Final and you could see by the second-half performance in the FA Cup quarter-final at Reading that there was a renewed determination to get back there again. "Of course, we face Chelsea. That won't be easy, particularly after what happened a fortnight ago, but the players are ready to go. "We certainly regained some lost confidence by winning at Bolton last weekend - and not conceding a goal helped us too. "We know how difficult the task is ahead but we are ready for it."

Source: ESA