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Aston Villa midfielder McGinn admits being jealous of Wolves, Leicester

Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn admits he has some envy for Wolves and Leicester City.

The sight of Midlands rivals Wolves progressing to the quarter-finals of the Europa League, falling to eventual winners Sevilla, raised the Scot's hackles.

And the green-eyed monster in him roared in frustration when Leicester took the Premier League by storm — before finishing fifth.

McGinn told The Sun: “I'll be brutally honest, it hurt to see Leicester and Wolves flying the flag so brilliantly for the Midlands.

"It makes me jealous to see them competing at such a high level, home and abroad. They are already where we want to be.

“They have worked hard and are there on merit. However they don't have the same history as Aston Villa so it does make you envious — because we want to be competing in the Champions League.

“But there are no excuses. The standard of our training ground is exceptional.

“We've got a brilliant stadium. Throw in our support and the stature of this club — and I'm sure we can attract the kind of players we'll be trying to sign this summer.

“Seeing Wolves going so far in Europe shows us what's possible and we must take inspiration from that — then do it our way.

"Hopefully, in a couple of years, Leicester and Wolves will be jealous of us."


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