Diego Carlos has called on Villa to keep their feet on the ground as they aim to follow up beating the Premier League champions by taking down leaders Arsenal.
The defender says that following Wednesday’s 1-0 victory against Manchester City, there were no prolonged celebrations since everyone was immediately focused on tomorrow’s visit from the Gunners.
Villa put on one of their best shows in recent memory, which prompted City manager Pep Guardiola to declare Villa a championship contender.
Carlos, like head coach Unai Emery, feels that such a claim is premature since he has cautioned that if they want to close the week with a victory, they must summon a resemblance to their performance from Wednesday.
“We are happy to have won, and Wednesday was a good challenge for us,” he stated. However, the upcoming game will be just as challenging. We’ll make an effort to perform just as well as we did versus City.
We function well as a unit. Unai has enhanced the players and the squad since day one of his arrival.
“The season is not yet over, even if we are now in a strong position on the table. You still have a ton of games to play. It’s about carrying out our task each and every day, in my opinion. To play well, that is essential.
Villa would set a club record that has held for 120 years with a win—they would have won 15 straight league games at home.
The Gunners’ 4-2 loss to them in February marked their last home loss in the top league, a setback that made Emery furious and forced him to reevaluate his squad’s strategy at Villa Park. Since then, they have a flawless record.
Every game, we are confident, Carlos stated. Not simply because we prevailed on Wednesday. Every player believes we can become better every time we play.
“I am aware of the challenge posed by Arsenal.” On Wednesday, we celebrated; on Thursday, we focused on healing; then on Friday, we started working on Arsenal.
Maintaining your modesty and sense of reality is crucial. This is the most significant thing to me. I do it for myself every day and in every game. You must maintain your humility and show respect for the group you
“Villa Park is special for me, for everyone. The team is happy with the fans. Every win is for them.”