Date: 18th April 2008 at 2:19pm
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Man of the moment Stiliyan Petrov is looking for hero status at Villa!

He told Bill Howell of the Birmingham Mail:

‘Every player wants to be a hero, every player wants to be loved.’

His last two performances have shown what a great talent is there which makes some of his performances in the last two seasons even more frustrating and baffling, however a goal or two this Sunday v our local rivals would certainly go some way to raising his status!

He continued that every player wants the respect of being seen as a good player and that is what he is ‘striving for’.

He also explains that ‘When I get criticised I get more motivated,’ adding somewhat cheekily, ‘I will always be the first to criticise myself, because I know what I am capable of. It’s my second year and I need to start showing it because not every fan in every club has patience.’

I must admit I think fans have been patient, two years to show some semblance of form isn’t that impressive but if he carries on as he has the last few games, we could be in for a totally different Stan next season?