Date: 15th October 2007 at 4:28pm
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Curtis Davies says he doesn’t regret the harsh words he came out with about himself following his debut! The Baggies on loan defender, who tore strips off himself following our cup exit v Leicester City said:

He says he had good feedback and support following his comments but also some still criticised the way he played which he says is fine ‘because it was still me out there kicking a ball, and not very well.’

LOL, you have got to admire his honesty, not many players slate themselves quite like this?!

‘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.’

Adding, ‘I can only speak for myself: I’m direct in what I believe and what I say and I just try to be honest because people can see for themselves what you’ve done on the pitch or off the pitch. I’m my harshest critic, maybe over harsh, but that’s the way I was brought up. That’s the way I’ll always be.’

His initial evaluation of his performance: Curtis Davies Savages Villa Debut

Be interesting to see when he gets his Villa chance, with Laursen playing so well and Zat Knight doing very little wrong, he might have a wait? Also, how happy will he be remaining on the bench? Hmmmm!