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Delph: I see fire in the eyes of our players ahead of final run-in

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Delph: I see fire in the eyes of our players ahead of final run-in


Fabian Delph sees fire in the eyes of the players as they get set for the final fight for survival.

Midfielder Delph is confident Villa can move up the top-flight table in the last eleven games.

His analysis is based on the confidence he feels in camp every day under the tutelage of Paul Lambert and also the desire and determination he sees on the faces of the players in training and in games.

He said: "The mood in camp is superb, it's great.

"We're so hungry, eager and determined. We play a game and then we can't wait for the next one.

"We're an emerging team and we're so hungry to be successful. We can't wait for training each day and the next game - that's Man City on Monday.

"The performances have been good but some of the results haven't matched the performances. We need them to match up now.

"We're confident ahead of this final run-in. We have the belief, definitely.

"Confidence is a huge thing in football, sport and life. As soon as you start to doubt yourself or the player next to you, I think you're in trouble. That's definitely not the case with us as individuals or as a team.

"Everyone fights for each other. People will make mistakes but as soon as that happens you've got someone next to you saying 'forget about it, you'll do it right next time.' That happens all over the pitch.

"That will stand us in good stead for the next eleven games.

"I look all over the pitch and I see the hunger and desire on the faces of everyone. There's a huge determination to move up the table.

"This is a huge club. It's a great club. It has a fantastic fanbase. With the supporters backing us, the management team we have overseeing our progress, I believe we will get out of this situation.

"The gaffer is great. He sticks with his principles and we all have faith in him - and what he's doing."

Delph has been receiving plenty of plaudits himself over the past few weeks.

The marauding midfielder, who picked up the man of the match award after West Ham, says he's pleased to be playing well - but not concerned by personal accolades.

He added: "It's nice to get a run of games.

"I am happy with my performances. But obviously it's about the team. It's about picking up points. That's vital now. My only focus is on the team. I am not interested in personal accolades.

"I analyse my game obviously but it's not about me. I would happily have a bad game if we picked up the three points. That's the only thing I care about."

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By @AVFCOfficial 26th February 2013
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