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Villa skipper blames horror show on naivety

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Skipper Stiliyan Petrov has blamed Aston Villa's horror show at Newcastle on their own naivety.

The midlanders turned in a desperately poor display on Tyneside as local hero Andy Carroll inspired the home side to a 6-0 victory with a hat-trick. The humiliating defeat came as a major shock after a 3-0 opening-day victory over West Ham and a midweek draw with Rapid Vienna in the Europa League.

Petrov told AVTV: "We will be a changed side in the next game. We have the quality, but we were probably a little bit naive."

He added: "We thought we were going to come over here and get an easy game after our performance last week [against West Ham].

"But last week was last week and we need to be prepared for every single game.

"We are really disappointed because our defensive record has been great.

"We have been defending as a team really well and we have been really strong, but we missed that here.

"I said before, we have a belief. That is the main thing and we know we can do better, but we need to avoid this.

"If we want to achieve something, we need to avoid these games. We need to be better, we need to show more concentration and we need to see these games through."

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