Wednesday, 5th February, 2014

Aston Villa forward Andreas Weimann has insisted that his two goals in the Villains’ last three matches have boosted his confidence for the rest of the season.

The 22-year-old, who broke his four-month barren spell after scoring in the 2-2 draw against Liverpool on 18th January, followed it up with another strike in his side’s 4-3 derby win over West Bromwich Albion 11 days later.

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And Weimann, who admitted that his confidence dipped during his dry spell in front of goal, explained that he is currently very pleased after scoring twice in his side’s last three outings.

The Austrian international further added that the fact that the goals came in important matches and at crucial junctures, further increased his satisfaction.


"It's been a long wait but I have scored two goals in three games now so I feel great”, Weimann told his club’s official site.

"It's given me a boost now. I am positive heading into the rest of the season. They were two important goals too, which is the big thing.

"To score against a team vying for the title is good and to score in the derby too is fantastic. I want to keep going. I feel I can.

"It's like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders when you score goals as a forward. I always felt I was contributing but just not scoring. But, of course, as a forward you're desperate to score. That's what you live for.

"Your confidence is bound to dip a bit if you go for a spell without a goal. But once you do hit the net, you get a burst of belief. I now feel I can go and score more between now and the end of the season.

"I was pleased with both goals. They were good finishes but, more important, they were vital for the team.”

Weimann, whose current deal with Aston Villa runs until 2016, has scored 18 goals in 18 appearances in all competitions for the club.

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