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Villa boss Houllier wants moaning about new training schedule to end

Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier admits there's complaints from his players over their training regime.

The Frenchman wants to hear less moaning and see more focus as Villa aim for a third successive top-six finish in the Premier League.

"We know that we are changing things, we know that sometimes people are whingeing and moaning but they have a fantastic job.

"They are paid high wages to play and enjoy football. They come every day, they get one day off. After the Wigan game, they get three days off because we have a very hectic period over the Christmas and New Year.

"But this is fantastic (job), this is great, and sometimes you forget that.

"What is wrong?

"I am not going to give more days off than I was doing. I know some players would like to have more days off. This is not the case.

"A lot of people would like to be in our place. It is very easy to see the half-empty or the half-full glass.

"But also whining, moaning, complaining, not being happy is a feature of life today.

"Some players when they moan, I know they are in good shape."

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