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Europe in Villa's sights - Carew

John Carew
Carew is convinced Villa can overtake Everton for fifth place

Aston Villa's leading scorer John Carew is still hoping to help the club into Europe, despite being held at Everton.

Villa are three points behind the Merseysiders in the battle for fifth position with two games remaining, but the 13-goal striker is optimistic.

"We have a real chance ahead of us. They play Arsenal next week, while we have Wigan at home," Carew told BBC WM.

"We're 100% confident we can take three points from that game then the week after we just have to focus."

It was my first look at goal and it went in. It was a fantastic feeling

John Carew
Carew and his strike partner Gabriel Agbonlahor have hit a rich seam of form in the final weeks of the season, scoring eight goals between them in Villa's last four games.

The Norwegian says most of the credit for his latest strike against Everton should go to the skipper Gareth Barry.

"It was a great ball there from Gareth. He's been excellent all season, and again gave an excellent performance in a match like this," Carew said.

"It's difficult to get chances, you don't get many. It was my first look at goal and it went in, it was a fantastic feeling."

see also
Everton 2-2 Aston Villa
27 Apr 08 |  Premier League
Villa defend ticket price rises
24 Apr 08 |  Aston Villa
Villa players want Barry to stay
21 Apr 08 |  Aston Villa

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