The Birmingham Mail’s Ashley Preece has shared some behind-the-scenes news from Aston Villa’s Premier League triumph over Manchester United on Saturday afternoon.
Dean Smith’s side recorded a historic victory over United at Old Trafford thanks to a late header from Kortney Hause, and unsurprisingly, had everyone involved with the club absolutely buzzing.
In response to a question from a fan for The Birmingham Mail, Preece shared a bit of news on the kind of atmosphere developing at Villa Park.
He said: “Hi, thanks for getting involved. Squad chemistry is brilliant at present; even Jaden Philogene-Bidice went down from the directors’ box to the dressing room to celebrate. El Ghazi was full of love for Hause on social media as well. It’s just a brilliant dressing room; everyone bouncing off each other.
“We’re going to need the squad over the season, especially the hectic festive period. We’ve got the FA Cup to come while Traore and Nakamba are on AFCON duty in January. Loads of football to play. Players must keep standards high in training to impress Smith.”
Make no mistake about it, after a mixed start to the Premier League season saw them come away with disappointing results to the likes of Watford and Brentford, Villa have picked up some much-needed momentum with their United triumph.
Smith’s side have had to contend with injury and illness issues too, so the fact that things are coming together on the pitch is a major plus for them going forward, especially when you consider they have still only seen a brief glimpse of the magic that Leon Bailey can bring to the table.
Preece’s news that the dressing room is on cloud nine and everyone is pulling in the same direction should be no real surprise after their win at Old Trafford, but it does bode very well for the future and their game against Spurs at the weekend.
Villa fans will surely love this latest update.