Mellberg to wait for new Villa contract talks

Mellberg’s current deal expires in 2008.

He told the club’s official website: “I’m not too worried about my contract just yet. I’ve just been focusing on games, not just for Villa, but for the national team.

“It’s important to concentrate on my performances. I’m enjoying my football as much as ever here and it was good to hear the manager talk about the possibility of a new deal.

“There is a good team spirit here and a feeling that the club is moving in the right direction. I’m enjoying being a part of that and I want to help the team finish the season strongly.”