Aston Villa haven’t performed in Europe since dropping a Europa League play-off in opposition to Speedy Vienna in 2010, however Unai Emery has plans to take them on a tour of the continent subsequent season.
If Villa match Tottenham’s end result at Leeds this afternoon they may end above Spurs in seventh and qualify for the Europa Convention League. Given West Ham’s run to the ultimate this season and Unai Emery’s exemplary document in knockout competitions, Aston Villa would have a good chance of successful that trophy.
“For me, the stress is superb to attempt to really feel matches whenever you’re taking part in for one thing essential,” Emery mentioned.
“We need to be excited, not anxious, however to be excited, be very motivated and to benefit from the course of. If you’re within the match, you must be ready to focus solely in your sport plan.
“The gamers are doing that. If you find yourself very targeted and also you’re actually making an attempt to work laborious in your fashion and concept, and your gamers are training laborious, this can be a great way.
“That may be a second you’re feeling you might be doing all you possibly can on the pitch.”
From Tottenham’s standpoint, they should beat Leeds and hope Villa drop factors, or else face a primary season with out European competitors since 2009-10. Liverpool and Brighton are secure within the Europa League positions.
Spurs should not with out a likelihood although, significantly whenever you account for the standard of soccer produced by Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton because the World Cup. Villa followers will likely be hoping Brighton’s gamers are feeling the results of celebrating a prime six end, whereas midfielders Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo might make their closing appearances for the membership.
Brentford should beat Manchester Metropolis and hope neither Villa or Spurs win to have an opportunity of pinching seventh on 59 factors.
Full crew information on the way in which shortly.