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Situation normal for Viduka

11/11/2003 05:35:46 AM Comments (0)

Australian soccer star Mark Viduka has spoken publicly for the first time since his falling out with Leeds manager Peter Reid claiming the pressure he's under at the English soccer club is a part of life in the Premier League.

Viduka, whose future at the club was under a cloud following his public spat with Reid, trained with his team mates less than 24 hours after missing the club's embarrassing 6-1 defeat to Portsmouth.

However, the BBC has reported that Reid was dismissed after talks with new Leeds chief executive Trevor Birch in Manchester.

Viduka was left out of the Leeds' side for the second consecutive game after clashing with Reid.

Viduka could also be on his way out of Leeds with speculation the club will put him up for sale when the transfer window reopens in January.

Viduka made light of the situation at Leeds, jokingly admitting he had become accustomed to the pressures of Premier League life.

"I'm used to it," Viduka said.

"It's part of the game. Last year we were under a lot of pressure as well and we're under it again.

"Pressure wise I'm used to it. It's life, it's football life over here.

"Nobody pays you nothing for nothing."

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