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Sorensen slams exit talk
12 Sep 2007 - 15:28:43
Aston Villa goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen has slammed talk that he is seeking a move away from the Midlands club.
The 31-year-old Denmark international had been quoted as saying that he wanted to try his luck elsewhere, but Sorensen insists he is more than happy to stay put.
He told the club's official website: "These stories make me look like I've given up and I'm not willing to fight for my place.
"I've not been fit, so I couldn't give the manager a choice. Now I'm fit and want to give him a selection problem.
"I've said all along to everyone at Aston Villa that I'm here to fight for my place.
"I'm well aware of the situation. Scott Carson has done well, but I have to work hard and wait for my chance. That has been the bottom line.
"When the chance comes, hopefully I'll show what I can do. The most important thing is playing first-team football, that's no secret.
"But I'm not looking to leave the club to do that. That has never been my intention.
"I've got one year left on my deal and, obviously, if we get to next year and I'm still not playing, I would have to look at different alternatives.
"At the moment I'm fully committed to the club and I want to fight for my place. I want to push Scott all the way and that is what I'm determined to do."