Date: 30th August 2009 at 10:55am
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Ralph Ellis of The Mirror has an interview with Villa striker John Carew saying there was no bust up with Martin O’Neill and that he has been out injured.

John Carew Carew
His toe hurt in his shoe
And then he just got the flu
John Carew Carew…!

The Hulk said there was no ‘hocus pocus’ or any problems behind closed doors, just that he had a fever.

‘I’m fine again, I’ve been back in training for a couple of days, was back in the team and hope to be again.’

The Hulk also says he loves the fans at Villa and he appreciated the welcome back he got from the claret and blue faithful.

The report also claims that he was the target of a bid from Seville which was rejected.

On the early knock out of Europe, he says they have to put it behind them and focus on winning v Fulham and qualifying again next season.

‘Getting knocked out this season is a blow, but it won’t stop the manager bringing in other good players. When people think about coming to a club they don’t look three months ahead, they look two or three years ahead. It will not be a problem.’