Date: 2nd September 2009 at 5:59pm
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The Ice Man Commeth

The Mirror has some interesting quotes from Ashley Young today who has spoken to the press about being kicked to high heaven.

Young, in the England squad for the games v Slovenia and the crunch tie against Croatia says he has to go home after each game with ice packs to put on wherever he has been kicked.

Ashley Young

Some say that Young dives too much, and maybe he does a bit BUT from where I sit by the touchline, you can hear the thuds from tackles flying in, if I was him I’d go over before being kicked to be honest!

Ash, who is hoping to increase his five cap total, said:

‘That is something you are always going to have to deal with being kicked and you just have to bounce back from that. I am used to being kicked now I just get up and get on with it.’

He also feels that Villa have put behind them the Wigan ‘performance’ and says that Villa are now making a good start to the season with wins over Liverpool and Fulham to add to the home win v Rapid Vienna.