The best Aston Villa lies in the past. The brilliance that gave her the 1982 European Cup, the seven Leagues, the seven FA Cups…was rusty. Since 1996, when they lifted the league cup, they haven’t put the cup in their mouths. “Bastards”, “football” history, are moving away from Europe. Even in 2017 they went to Second! The Prime Minister kicked them out of Heaven. Unai Emery must find the key to open the Olympus gates again.
“I decided to come here because it is a great project and our ambition is to be together. Step by Step. And I want to get better here, and I want to help with my experience“The Spaniard admitted in his presentation with Aston Villa after leaving Villarreal. After his spells at Lorca, Almera, Valencia, Spartak Moscow, Seville, Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal and the ‘yellow team’, Villa considers a different and unexpected challenge for Emery who returns to Prime Minister with Baku Eastern in second place.
The coach wants to make up for that after an erratic stage (2018-19) at Arsenal he played with him in the Europa League final, was fifth in the league and led to the appearances of youngsters like Saka, Martinelli, Smith Rowe… Long bet (He signed for four and a half seasons with a salary of six million euros after that Villa pays Villarreal police with six kilograms) And risky: it will not be easy to bring the “Bastards” closer to the “Big Six”. And more after the failure of Steven Gerrard’s “era”, as they drifted away from the top looking anxiously at the landing.
Millions of villas
At Bodymoor Heath Emery he set out to form a club with potential. In 2018, Egyptian businessman Nassef Onsi Sawiris and American Wes Edens bought a second-tier team with economic problems, and set ambitious goals. “The goal is to get to Europe in five or six years,” Dean Smith explained in the Guardian newspaper., the coach who elevated and strengthened Villa “Justin” into the premier. Since the landing of the new owners They invested 480 million euros! in signatures. They are the eighth club in England in that period. A huge expense that increased Grealish’s sale of the city in 2021 for 117.5 “kilograms”.
“We have reduced the over-reliance on a brilliant player. Our strategy was to analyze and break down his qualities to find them in other players. We now have a deeper and broader squad with new signings.” Christian Purslow explained.The club’s CEO when Grealish moved. Last year they landed in Villa Park Buenda (38.4), Pele (32), Diego Carlos (31), Denny (30), Ings (29.42), Coutinho (20), Dendoncker (15), Camara (free) … for 200 million. Few teams outside the Big Six have the talent of a team that also includes Emiliano Martinez, Cash, Mings, Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Watkins…
however, Injuries (Diego Carlos, Camara…) weighed them down and the expectations of some star signings (Coutinho) were not fulfilled.. A cocktail that turned Villa into a weak team that occupies the 16th position in the Premier League in which the fifth team has the most goals (28 against them) and the third with the fewest goals (11 goals). With Gerrard they failed in the territories and were not regular (32.5% of wins). Emery has a ruthless work schedule ahead of him. Home rivals Manchester United will be making their league debut and also during the week in the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford. Then they will visit Brighton before the break for the World Cup where Emery will quietly work on his idea.
How will Aston Villa play Emery?
In his first session at Bodymoor Heath, Emery took to the field to instill high pressure in footballers and demand that his teams have their own DNA. His arrival “awakened” a depressed club after a poor start to the season. It is a turning point. “Attracting a coach with his experience and history with titles, who trained at a high level, made the fans very happy. They believe Emery will push Villa into the top ten in the Premier League. They haven’t won anything in 36 years and they hope I can help change that.” Greg Evans. The journalist from The Athletic who covers the Birmingham team takes a look at what their time at Villa Park was like.
With Emery, the owners want Villa to return to Europe and see in him the coach who can transform this group, difficult to beat and to compete like his team Sevilla and Villarreal.
“First of all, he must improve results. Unai must find a way to stop losing so many games. Then he must create an identity. A clear idea and plan is needed, with signs of progress.” Gerrard failed to find an appropriate style of play that would make the team competitive and attractive.. With Emery, the owners want Villa to return to Europe and they see in him the coach who can transform this group, it is difficult to beat them and compete like his team Sevilla and Villarreal,” says Evans.
Villa fans think the team is one of the greats in England and they are not surprised to sign Emery
Simon Stone, BBC journalist Near the present “Vilana”, he analyzes the present of the club. “Villa fans believe the team is one of the greats in England and are not surprised to sign Emery. The owners are ambitious, although some fans argue that they spend less than similar clubs like Newcastle. Emery’s arrival is in line with his desire to grow,” he points out: “Unai comes with a good reputation. The ridicule he received during his time at Arsenal was unfair. His work at Villarreal was good. His first task is to leave the villa comfortably in the middle of the table and then search. It wouldn’t be easy to be in the top six or seven, but other clubs like Leicester, Wolverhampton, West Ham…have done it in recent years. So why not?”
Aston Villa will win the “Spanish” title for the first time
Villa will be the 12th team in the prime minister’s history with a Spanish coach. Emery is one of the 12 coaches who have run the English championship [ver grfico]. the last is Julen Lopetegui, who signed it before Wolves were confirmed on Saturday. Antonio Luna, who played in Villains between 2013 and 2015, bet on Emery’s Spanish Villa. “Fit well. He is an experienced coach at the highest level and he goes to a club with a lot of room for improvement and a desire to grow. Aston Villa is one of the most historic complexes in England, with a very large social mass and a certain amount of pressure. They put together a level team, spent a lot of money, to be one of the important teams in the premiership and fight for Europe. And they will continue to strengthen! This is what the current Greek Volos player said.
His idea and style, combined with the intensity and dynamism of English football, could pay off a lot for Aston Villa and be a lot of fun.
Luna explains how football will be in his team: “His idea and personality are very deep. I never agreed with him (he left Sevilla when Emery arrived) but I think he is a very methodical coach, he leaves nothing to chance. He attends matches well and studies opponents and situations. His idea is clear and does not change who he plays against. His style is not the most common in England. His game is very interconnected and intense with always possession of the opponent’s goal. In addition, they are vertical and in defense they try to steal the ball as quickly as possible. His idea and style, combined with the intensity and dynamism of English football, could pay off a lot for Aston Villa and be very interesting.”