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Sorensen targets Euro spot

21 Nov 2006 - 08:45:12

Aston Villa goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen thinks Martin O'Neill's in-form side is good enough to clinch a place in Europe for next season.

Saturday's draw at Wigan Athletic left Villa fifth in the Premiership table and the Danish shot-stopper sees no reason why the current side cannot build on their excellent start.

"We're fifth, and now we need to make the most of these two home games coming up against Middlesbrough and Manchester City," he said.

"If we get some points then obviously we're going to still be up there pushing.

"Although Europe's a long-term goal, and there's still a lot of games to be played, why not?

"Hopefully we'll sign a few more players in the transfer window, and if we can get to that point and we're still up there, then we will be in with a good chance.

"The gaffer's not changed that much other than he has instilled confidence in us. But in football confidence is more or less everything. He has given people the belief that we can do it, and since then we have stepped up and done a really good job, from staff to players.

"Last season the belief was lacking. We looked at the fixtures and we couldn't see any winnable games, but now we feel we can win all of them."


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