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Villa boss Houllier demands his players show bottle

Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier has told fans to expect him to take risks during games.

The Frenchman also revealed he is prepared to take a few risks and suffer the consequences if his reign in the Midlands turns sour.

Houllier, who has won his first two matches at the helm, said: "They are in charge of the game, I am in charge of the result.

"The one who will be blamed for the result is me, not them.

"To win away from home is very good. I don't want teams that bottle out.

"When there's three minutes to play, you don't sit there and try to withstand the pressure.

"If you want to win you need to take risks. To take risks you need to be fit physically, mentally and be prepared."

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