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O'Neill: Villa didn't pressure Heskey into retirement

August 4, 2010
By Soccernet staff
Martin O'Neill insists he put no pressure on Emile Heskey to end his England career, though the Aston Villa boss does believe his striker will reap the benefits of having the international breaks free in the coming season.

Heskey announced his decision to quit England last month after a disappointing World Cup campaign in South Africa.

But having struggled to hold down a regular spot at Villa - although he still made 24 starts in all competitions - Heskey could ...

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