Interview: Nem and the League Cup
Today, Aston Villa manager and England legend David Beckham
has agreed to an interview with The Times. The former Manchester United man discusses one of his club's star players Wellington Nem
, as well as his club's run in the Capital One Cup so far.
"Good morning, David."
"So, let's kick off this interview then. What do you think about the Brazilian legend Ronaldo's recent praise on Wellington Nem? I trust you've read about it?"
"Indeed. Ronaldo is a great player and to hear some recognition from a legend as big as him... well, let's say Welly is on cloud nine right now."
"What about yourself? What do you think about him?"
"I've gotta say that Welly is one of the club's star players. He can play as an attacking midfielder and a winger and he produces from both of these positions. Like Ronaldo said, I think we have been very lucky to have only paid 3.5 million for him. It is a blessing for Villa fans, I think, that he has come to Villa."
"And do you think he deserves another call-up to the Brazil team?"
"Yes, definitely. He has already gotten 2 caps and like Ronaldo, I am amazed he has not added to that."
"Your side beat rivals Birmingham, no, your side CRUSHED rivals Birmingham with a 5-1 victory in the Third Round of the Capital One Cup last week. What do you make of the win?"
"It was a brilliant win, of course, especially because it was Birmingham. The fans are pleased and I am pleased as well."
"A highlight from the match is certainly that hat trick from Darren Bent! What do you make of it?"
"It is just Darren as usual with his goals and all. The lad is scoring for fun and although I do understand there is players like Wazza (Wayne Rooney) in the England team, I am puzzled as to why he isn't a usual starter."
What do you think of Aston Villa's chances of securing European football for next season?"
"To be honest, it will be very hard for us to do it this season although that is what we will be trying to aim for. However, in the long term, it will be more realistic and also a closer aim for us. I certainly believe that Aston Villa will be a force in Europe if you give us time."
"Lastly, where do you think your side will finish in the league this season?"
"Realistically we are aiming for the top half of the table of course, and that's where I intend to get us to."
"Alright David, thank you for your time."