Houllier heals Carew row

Last updated : 09 November 2010

Gerard Houllier insists outspoken Aston Villa striker John Carew has not played his last game for the midlands club. Houllier and Carew were involved in a public spat before and after the weekend clash with Fulham at Craven Cottage. Carew claimed in an interview in his native Norway that comments attributed to Houllier were "disrespectful" in asking him to prove he deserved a new contract. The Villa boss responded by accusing Carew of "being stupid" and "living in the past." But Houllier is adamant his views on Carew were taken out of context and he assembled the whole squad at Bodymoor Heath to make that clear. Houllier said: "We had a meeting with the whole team to clarify things. There was a discrepancy between my words which were full of praise for John Carew, and what was put up in the Norwegian press. "John realised that, and that had to be clarified in front of everybody. The matter is over. I don't want to talk about it anymore."

Source: PA

Source: PA

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