We’ll prepare with everything we can to get the result
He’s been to Turf Moor previously, but Unai Emery will be in the away technical area at Burnley for the first time tomorrow as Aston Villa boss.
His only previous visit was for the final game of the 2018/19 season when his Arsenal team beat us 3-1, the same result he’d obtained against us at the Emirates earlier in the season. He made it three out of three at the beginning of the next season but by the time they came to Burnley in February 2020, he’d been replaced by Mikel Arteta.
“We are going to respect them a lot because they deserve it, and we are going to start the match in the first minute, 20th minute, 30th minute, 45, 60, 90, we are going to face them like they are, and we have to give all our best.”
Having lost on the opening weekend against Manchester City, and not played last week, we are still searching for our first point but Vincent Kompany knows we will win that first game at some point. “If you have the mindset that we have and that is try and win every game, then really the only we focus on is the next game,” he said.
He knows it will be another difficult game. He said about Villa: “It’s a very impressive squad. You can see it’s one of those squads who have settled into the Premier League a little bit now. They’ve been able to have a few rounds of recruitment and a few rounds of developing their own players and it’s a robust team. They’re athletic, good speed, definitely worth being a part of discussion for that top eight in England which is such a high standard, such a high level.
“I think I’ve already gathered that there’s not going to be easy games for us this season so kind of approach it the same way we approach any game and try and give ourselves a chance to win the game. That’s what we want.”
Since we last played, we’ve brought in three more new players. Kompany said: ““I tell our players I’m convinced we’ve got the next £100million player in our team somewhere. I don’t know which one but there’s going to be one of them that’s going to make this jump. An extremely talented, I think, crop of players we’ve brought in.”
Speaking about Aaron Ramsey and Wilson Odobert, he said: For me they are both extremely talented. I think the crop of players we have brought in this summer, Aaron and Wilson are probably the younger ones that have a bright future. “In terms of Hannas (Delcroix), he’s a little bit more senior and a little bit more experienced, a Belgian international, someone who has played in European competition and with the physicality that’s required for the Premier League. So, we’re excited to work with him.”Follow UpTheClarets:
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