John Carew has been speaking of his delight after helping Aston Villa Football Club to a derby-day win.
Martin O’Neill’s men ran out easy 5-1 winners over neighbours and archrivals Birmingham City on Sunday, and Carew has revealed it was one of the most satisfying days of his career.
“The pressure and the importance and the joy of winning a derby match against Birmingham is unbelievable,” he told Sky Sports. "Having this experience together with the fans and the club, there is nothing better than that.
“It is what every footballer is dreaming of. Everybody was just really ready to go and in the warm up we were really focused and everyone was concentrating.
"So I had a really good feeling when we went out. I felt really good before the game and I was quite sure I was going to have a good game. Everything was really great from the start to the end."