Dunne defends Villa attitude
Richard Dunne has hit back at suggestions Aston Villa lacked motivation against Wolves.
Last Updated: 26/10/09 9:34am
Richard Dunne has hit back at suggestions Aston Villa lacked motivation in their draw with rivals Wolves at Molineux.
The Midlands derby had failed to live up to expectations for the majority, with a lack of action before Gabriel Agbonlahor's goal was cancelled out by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake's penalty.
Having helped defeat Chelsea the week before, Dunne has sounded his disappointment at failing to collect another three points in Villa's pursuit of the top four.
However, the centre-back has rubbished implications that Villa's attitude is not sufficient when facing the supposedly lesser teams in the Premier League.
"We have to make sure every game we play is a big game for us," he said. "We have to put in the same amount of effort whoever we play.
"It's disappointing. We've beaten Chelsea and you think to make that victory worthwhile you have to come to places like this and win games - and we haven't been able to.
"Our performance was not great but we feel we are capable of playing any team and picking up point.
"People will say we're not up for it against teams like Wolves - well we are. It was just an off day."