Villa will aim for the Champions League
Posted On April 6, 2021
Addressed exclusively to Football FanCastFormer Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie believes his former club will aim to play in the Champions League in the near future.
While qualifying for the Europa League still seems like a possibility for the Villans this season, that final Champions League spot is likely out of reach, with many teams standing between them and fourth place.
Going forward, however, Hendrie expects club owners Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris to end up demanding Tuesday and Wednesday night football at Villa Park, a request he can understand.
On Villa’s ambitions for the future, the retired Premier League footballer said FFC in an exclusive interview:
“Players to have had at buy in What the club wants at do, you know, they’re not just going to jump straight into the Champions League. I’m pretty sure this will be one of the main goals of the football club [however] with owners having such wealth.
“It will certainly be a key element. Where they want to be is they play in Europe because that’s where the club should be.
Although this season may come too soon, Villa is at least on track to become a competitive team again.
Last season Dean Smith’s side managed Manchester City from Pep Guardiola in the Carabao Cup final, losing narrowly in a 2-1 loss at Wembley. That, and their position in the league that term, gives cause for optimism.