On the players who were substituted with injuries...
"Thomas Vermaelen we don't know. There will be an x-ray. He is on crutches and it is a fibula injury. We have to check tomorrow morning if it is just a nerve or a broken bone. Eduardo has a hamstring strain, a small one. But, for Sunday [Manchester United at home], he will be out."

On the 0-0 draw...
"I believe we dropped two points because we had clear chances but on the other hand it was a difficult game. They stopped us from playing when we had the ball and they played a long-ball game and closed us down, so it was difficult. We didn't always find our passing game. We know when we come here what we get and we were not disappointed. [The result] keeps our unbeaten run going. If you put all the games together I believe it maintains the positive vibes. Overall, you have to win any game at the moment. Compared to Chelsea who won today, we dropped two points."

On Aston Villa...
"They play a very efficient English game, with long balls and it is very physical. They are a good side at counter attacking. When we took the gamble to go forward and they won the ball, they are quick and that is why it was always us managing to create chances and score, or them catching us on the counter attack or playing on Agbonlahor or Heskey with long balls."

On Stewart Downing's chances...
"He had two good chances today; one in the first half and one in the second half. They were the lucky moments but I must say we missed some chances today that we are not used to missing. When we hit the bar there was no keeper in the goal and when the ball came back from the post our two players were stopping each other from scoring the goal."

On Aston Villa's top-four credentials...
"I wish them to have a good run now because they are quality. They are well-organised and have a strong spirit. They are very strong physically and the four in midfield do not stop running and all these players can score goals, so they have a chance. I think they have a very good chance but you have seven teams for four places."

On the nature of the game...
"It was not a dirty game it was a committed game. I think it was a fair game, but not dirty at all."

On the next three games...
"We want to win our next home game, it is as simple as that. We go from game to game because if you think too much ahead it is not too good."

On if the result at Villa Park increases the pressure to beat Manchester United on Sunday...
"We have enough pressure. We want to win the game. We play against Manchester United at home and of course we want to win this game and hopefully we will not be hit too hard with the injuries. If we lose again two players tonight, it will be difficult for us."

On if he would be happy to replace Vermaelen with Sol Campbell should he need to on Sunday...
"Sol has not played for six months and just in three days he had two big games, so I will have to see how he recovers."

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