Emery’s Aston Villa are dynamiting the Premier League

Emery's Aston Villa are dynamiting the Premier League

First Emery In November 2022 he took over an Aston Villa that were on the verge of relegation. However, he has no doubts about the villains’ potential: “My dream is to win a title – they haven’t played in metal since the 1996 League Cup – and my second goal is to qualify for Europe.”“.

A year later, Emery fulfilled half of the agreement: Villa rose from sixteenth to seventh place in 2022-23, entering the Conference – the club’s first trip to Europe since 2012. And now , they broke the established order of the Premier. the victory (1-2) at Tottenham’s house the top4 is blurred. A roof where they rented a place, placing themselves in fourth, tied with Liverpool, two points behind leaders Arsenal and one behind City.

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“I don’t think about the classification. It’s difficult to play … but it’s not an excuse,” warned Unai. His team swept Villa Park – they won 13 in a row at home! but more irregular away from Birmingham. However, at the home of Tottenham they became as strong as they did before in the field of Chelsea (0-1): they beat the goal of Lo Celso (22′) with the goals of the Spanish Pau Torres (45+7′ ) and Watkins (61′) .

My dream is to win a title and my second goal is to qualify for Europe

Unai Emery, Aston Villa coach

The English ‘9’ scored his seventh goal, oiling the scoring machine of a Villa team that is the second most productive team in the Premier. They are tied on 31 goals with Newcastle and only surpassed by City (33). “I want to score more and concede less. The challenge is to close the goal,” said Emery, who always asked for “consistency.” They have yet to achieve it – they have only conceded twice – but their offensive prowess has given them wings.

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The beginning since 1998

It’s been 25 years since the 1982 European champions didn’t add 28 points in the first 13 games. The last time (1998-99) they were Premier leaders with John Gregory as coach. Amazingly, Unai took Villa after 13 actions last year… and they only added 12! And since 2009 they haven’t been in the top four this late in the season. The change has been radical. Total.

A quarter of a century later, the Basque coach has awakened a sleeping giant. The number numbers from Champions. With 77 points in 38 games, Only City (89), Arsenal (83) and Liverpool (79) have surpassed him since his arrival. Behind them are United (76), Newcastle (70).. And they achieved 24 victories in that period, a mark surpassed only by ‘cityzens’ (28) and ‘gunners’ (25).

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Premier League points since Emery’s arrival

  1. Manchester City: 89 points
  2. Arsenal: 83 points
  3. Liverpool: 79 points
  5. Manchester United: 76 points

We are slowly reaching our goals. We built a strong mentality. We want to be competitive. The first goal is to go to Europe. “The next step is to do something in the European tournaments and then reach the Europa League, the Champions…” said Emery.

Villa is a machine: they counterattack, they are very organized, 100% committed, they defend deep…

Jürgen Klopp, Aston Villa coach

Diaby, Pau Tores, Zaniolo, Tielemans and Lenglet arrived in the summer for 93 million euros to support a project with Monchi at the helm that also has talents like Kamara, Cash, Bailey, Digne, Diego Carlos , Dibu Martínez … A good mix. “They are a machine: they counterattack, they are well organized, 100% committed, they defend deep…”, summed up Klopp. “Hopefully we can break the top four,” said Captain McGinn. Villa Emery is trendy.

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