Petrov impressed by Villa ambition

Published Add your comment

Football News

Stiliyan Petrov has revealed assurances Aston Villa are intending to build on this season's success convinced him to sign a new four-year contract.

The Bulgarian midfielder has put pen to paper on a new deal which will keep him at the Midlands club until the summer of 2013.

"When we started talking, the club assured me it was looking to build and become even more successful. That was enough for me," he said.

Petrov, who had 13 months left of his previous deal, has played a leading part in helping Villa secure an automatic European spot for the first time in 11 years.

He added: "I am delighted. It feels great to have sorted it all out. We've been talking about the contract for quite a few months and I've had a lot of people asking me about it.

"But I am really happy with the way the club handled it all. They left me to concentrate on the games and focus my mind on playing football.

"After a few meetings, everything has now been finalised and, in all honesty, I never had any doubts about it."

Petrov will be 33 when the new deal expires and is confident he has made the right decision to remain with Martin O'Neill's side.

He said: "It was a massive decision for me and my family because it's the stage in my career when I needed to consider everything. But I am sure I made the right decision. I am hoping to make the Villa fans very happy in the years to come.

"I had a difficult period when I came here initially but have been able to show what I am capable of this season."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Stiliyan Petrov
Premier League
Aston Villa

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again