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“An Awful Lot We Can Do” – Smith Demands Villa Improvement Ahead Of Spurs

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With a mixed start to the season for Aston Villa after a disrupted pre-season campaign, things clicked in our defeat to Chelsea and performances have been much better in subsequent games (Everton first half aside) and confidence should definitely be flowing after the Chelsea Cup game and our victory over Manchester United last weekend, so Villans everywhere are looking to make it three wins on the spin when we face Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow afternoon.

Despite their poor form, we all know it’ll be a tough game and with Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane leading the line, our own performance will have to be right as they always carry a danger. Despite the improvements we’ve seen and the praise the squad have already received from head coach Dean Smith we all know that there are significant improvements we can still make in our game as we get more used to the 352 and there are a few in the squad that we are yet to see the best of on an individual form front.

Pleasingly, this hasn’t escaped Smith and despite last weekend’s victory, he’s demanding even more from the players ahead of Spurs.

“We’re inspired to be as high as we can in the league. The players want to build on last season. We felt we fell away at the end of last season, which was disappointing. We’re not firing on all cylinders at all yet, and the players know that. If I look at the performance against Manchester United, the pleasing thing was there were a lot of seven out out tens but there wasn’t a lot of nine or ten out of tens. There’s an awful lot we can do and work towards.”

The standards have certainly been set high, and rightly so, and now it’s down to the players to match them but after all the changes we have seen so far this year, it would be a real statement if we can take the win tomorrow and show further improvement on our performances in the last few weeks.

Over to the boys.







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