Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 2 October 2014

Marc: I have done Albright

Marc Albrighton

Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton believes he can take personal pride out of his first full Barclays Premier League season, even though the team has underperformed.

Talking to the club's official website Albrighton summed up Villa's season as a disappointing one, but stated he was happy with his own performances.

"There's been some bad times, collectively we've not had the best of seasons because of where we are in the division and there's been some disappointing results and games that we should have won," the winger told www.avfc.co.uk. "On that note it's not been great. But on a personal level it's been brilliant and I hope to keep going and pushing on."

The England Under-21 international also claimed his goal against league leaders Manchester United had been a high point.

"My goal against Manchester United has got to be the highlight for me," he added.

"To score your first goal at Villa Park in front of the Holte End against a team like Manchester United was so special."

Despite enjoying his goal against United, Albrighton is all too aware that he is just as responsible for providing defensive cover when Villa are on the back foot.

"My defensive work is massively important for every game," he said.

"I have had that drilled into me since I have been at Villa. It's not all about attacking, scoring goals and making chances, if you're leaking them at the other end, you're not going to win football games.

"I have to do my defensive work as well as my attacking side. That's part of my job. All the top wingers get back to help their full-back out. It's vital."

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