Unai Emery plans to win the Premier League next season

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Mo Chaib

Unai Emery speaking at a press conference
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Unai Emery plans to win the Premier League next season after his side had a good season this year.

Aston Villa have officially secured Champions League football next season after finishing fourth in the Premier League, returning to the competition for the first time since 1983.

Spanish manager Emery Unai said he was happy with his side’s progress this season and has set his sights on competing for the title next season.

“It is a dream. It is very difficult. When we were at the beginning of the season playing two matches against City and Arsenal, we won both matches. We were there. Those teams are amazing with consistency,” he said at his pre-match press conference ahead of facing Crystal Palace this weekend.

“I want to get better and I have my dreams and I believe in my dreams. Of course my objectives is to win the Premier League or the Champions League. We are not contenders, but it is our dream to get something like that in the league in the Champions League.

“When I arrived here, my conversations with Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens were about winning trophies and getting Europe. To get there you have to be competitive. Even if we don’t have the budget, we have to be intelligent and clinical in our decisions. This is still my objective. We are in the Champions League and we want to keep it. It is our challenge.”

The Villans secured fourth place in the Premier League after Tottenham’s loss to Manchester City on Wednesday, and the players watched the game together at the club’s awards.

“Of course we played on Monday and our goal was to beat Liverpool and we didn’t beat them.

“It was not a party watching the game and waiting, no. It was the awards of the club for players with supporters and of course we were watching [the] TV. I didn’t want [to watch] because I prefer not to but it was there.

“It really was amazing when the match finished. At the beginning of the season it was a dream, really a dream. Of course we worked hard to try to be there.”

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