Matty Cash claims Aston Villa ‘can go all the way to the TOP’ with newfound belief under Unai Emery… as matchwinner Danny Ings hails ‘massive’ win at Brighton giving them ‘something to build on’ after World Cup
- Aston Villa won away at Brighton to make it two wins from two under new boss
- Two goals from Danny Ings ensured Aston Villa flipped the game on its head
- They had gone 1-0 down early on to Alexis Mac Allister after catalogue of errors
Matty Cash has hailed the arrival of Unai Emery after Aston Villa made it two wins from two under the Spaniard in the league.
Villa came from a goal behind to win 2-1 at Brighton to add to last week’s victory over Manchester United and maintain their impressive start to life under Emery.
Speaking after the win on the south coast, Cash explained that they were being drilled in becoming harder to beat while also expressing a belief that there was no limit to the ambitions of Villa as a football club.
Matty Cash hailed the arrival of Unai Emery and said that they were trying to become harder to beat
‘We’ve worked on one full-back going, one staying. He doesn’t want us to go too often because we’ve got attacking quality. We need to be more stable. Whatever the gaffer wants, I’ll do it,’ he told BBC Sport.
‘This club has no roof, it can go all the way to the top. We have to be patient, be hard to beat and keep climbing the ladder, climbing the table.’
‘Brighton are a really good side, they make it difficult when every team comes here. We were really good, we were resilient. The manager has drilled it into us that we need to be hard to beat,’ he added.
Unai Emery has won his first two league games in charge of Aston Villa in a solid start
On Brighton’s goal which saw them take the lead with less than a minute gone, Cash said: ‘It’s hard for me to see, it looked like Douglas Luiz was pushed in the back but the referee has made a decision and we had to fight back. We did that and we got the win.’
Meanwhile, Danny Ings, who scored twice to ensure Villa climbed to 12th in the league said the side showed ‘resilience’ to overcome their difficult start.
‘As a striker it’s always nice to score goals and help the team. The team deserve all the credit today, to go down so early in the game, we showed a lot of resilience,’ he said.
Danny Ings scored twice as Villa came from a goal behind to beat Brighton at the Amex
‘We created a lot of chances, on another day we would have scored more goals. We were brilliant in how we defended and did well going forward. We implemented the manager’s plans well.’
‘Every manager is different with their game plans. As a player, it’s great because you now you’re going to improve as a player,’ he said of Villa’s new manager.
‘We have something to build on now. This was the perfect way to finish. We knew how tough it was going to be. To come here and get the win was massive for us.’
Villa’s season restarts after the World Cup with the visit of Liverpool on Boxing Day. They face Emery’s former side, Villarreal, in a friendly on December 15.
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