Date: 21st August 2009 at 9:28am
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Martin O’Neill says Villa are able to come back from the 1-0 loss v Rapid Vienna and beat the Austrian team on home turf next Thursday.

Villa, who are still in the play off stages of the competition, have a ‘big week’ according to MON who says it should be ‘exciting’.

He told AVTV after another poor display: ‘I think we’re well in the tie. It’s not just bravado – I think the second leg will be a fantastic match. We are just going to have to just go out there at Villa Park and try and win the game. And I think we’re capable of doing that.’

At least it does set us up for the home game, we’ve got to go out and win it, none of the boring European chess match type of thing!

He also says you can’t really ‘legislate’ for going down after 16 seconds ”I thought we fought strongly after that to try and get ourselves back into the game.’

Brad Guzan pulled off a great save and Curtis Davies cleared off the line, not sure we really pulled any real saves from their keeper.

MON said he knew ‘it wasn’t going to be an easy game and I thought Rapid played very well indeed. It was a great atmosphere – it was relentless – and they kept it up all evening. The crowd were right behind their team and I thought their players responded to that too.’

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