Unai Emery insists his Aston Villa side will continue to take risks
‘We have to be ambitious and play better but the process needs time’: Unai Emery insists his Aston Villa side will continue to take risks despite the defensive errors that saw them lose 4-2 at home to Leicester
- Unai Emery won’t change his style after Aston Villa’s defeat to Leicester City
- He will urge Villa to continue to play out from the back despite errors in defeat
- Villa twice took the lead against the Foxes but went on to lose the game 4-2
Unai Emery urged Aston Villa to continue taking risks in possession despite the dire defending that handed struggling Leicester a shock victory.
Trying to play out from the back, Boubacar Kamara was robbed inside his own box leading to the equaliser for James Maddison, moments after Villa had taken the lead through Ollie Watkins.
And even though Watkins put Villa ahead again, further errors in defence led to goals for Kelechi Iheanacho, Tete and Dennis Praet.
This was only Emery’s second league defeat since succeeding Steven Gerrard and he is in no mood to change his ways.
He said: ‘We have to be ambitious and play better but the process needs time. I want to continue building play from the goalkeeper. We have to learn – we can’t play long ball, long ball, long ball.
Unai Emery has told his Aston Villa side that his process will need time after defeat to Leicester
James Maddison got Leicester’s first equaliser and the Foxes went on to win the game 4-2
‘They have to try to be consistent – working, practising. That’s the idea I want to propose for these players and we will try to improve in our next matches.
‘The most difficult step we have to make is to play well with the ball. That is more difficult than playing with a good attitude and being consistent defensively.
‘I am very frustrated and disappointed. We need to play better at home and control the games better. At times we played well but we made big mistakes and conceded chances.
After the third goal we lost confidence and we have to do more in training and the next games.’
Villa went ahead twice in the in the game, only to allow Leicester to turn the result around
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