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Unai Emery urges Aston Villa to be consistent to ‘maintain their position’

Following the 3-1 victory over Fulham, Unai Emery emphasized the significance of Aston Villa maintaining consistency throughout the season.

The win at Villa Park marked the team’s sixth consecutive home win in the Premier League this season, equaling the post-war club record for successive top-flight home victories, which was previously set at 13 in a row in 1983.

Boss Emery, whose fifth-placed side are a point outside the top four, said: “We are now (on league match) 12 – there are still 26 matches to play.

“It’s a lot and of course to be consistent is the most important thing, when you are trying to build and to create a team and a structure and mentality.

“It’s the reason of course we can maintain the position like we are now, but it’s going to be very difficult and a challenge. We are going to face each match trying to focus (on) it.

“Now we are in the top five, it’s I think a moment to enjoy, to be happy – and to try to analyse, even now winning, how we can improve, how we can keep being consistent.”

Aston Villa secured a return to winning ways in the league with a 3-1 victory over Fulham, following their 2-0 loss to Nottingham Forest the previous Sunday.

This marked their second home triumph in four days, having defeated AZ Alkmaar 2-1 in the Europa Conference League.

Emery claims Villa are strongest at home!

The result against Fulham featured an Antonee Robinson own-goal and a 42nd-minute strike from captain John McGinn, with Ollie Watkins adding a third in the 64th minute. Raul Jimenez pulled a goal back for Fulham in the 70th minute, marking his first Premier League goal since March 2022.

Emery said: “At home, we are feeling very good here. We are connected with our supporters, trying to (have) full, positive energy, and… in each circumstance we are trying to adapt, improving the team, the players, our tactical work. I think it is going well.

“Here, for example, I think the first half was a very good first half. We created chances, but overall we controlled the game, avoiding the transition. It was fantastic.

“The second half was more hard. They scored one goal, had chances and were trying to work, thinking about the possibility to come back, and we avoided it.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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