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Aston Villa boss distances self from EPL Title Challenge



Aston Villa boss distances self from EPL Title Challenge

Former Arsenal manager and current Aston Villa boss, Unai Emery has distanced himself from conversations dragging him to the premier league title challenge following Villa’s form this season.

The former Villarreal boss who inspired a Europa League title win over Manchester United, has been responsible for creating some shocking narratives in football in recent times, such as leading the Yellow Submarines to their first ever Champions League semi-final against Liverpool.

However, the Spaniard has refused to be dragged into the EPL title conversation when asked of the goals Aston Villa has this season as they currently sit 4th in the premier league table, 2 points away from the top spot.

Unai Emery, has tempered expectations regarding his team’s Premier League top-four prospects, suggesting that seven other teams are stronger contenders for those coveted positions. Emery’s comments came in the aftermath of Villa’s impressive 2-1 victory against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Despite Villa’s climb to fourth place in the league standings after 13 matches, sitting merely two points adrift of league leaders Arsenal and narrowly trailing Manchester City and Liverpool by one point, Emery remains cautious about their long-term ambitions.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Emery shared his perspective on Villa’s standing in the highly competitive league. “There are seven teams who are contenders more than us for the top seven positions,” Emery remarked, downplaying Villa’s immediate chances among the league’s elite.

Highlighting the fierce competition, Emery named Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, and even Newcastle as clubs with stronger claims for the higher positions in the league table.

Despite acknowledging the confidence boost from victories like their recent triumph over Spurs, Emery stressed the importance of maintaining balance and consistency over the course of the 38-game season. He emphasized the need for Villa to demonstrate unwavering performance levels to sustain their competitive edge in the league.