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Mings stunned by Aston Villa revival under Emery

Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings has admitted to being surprised at the club's remarkable turnaround under Unai Emery.

The Midlands club were in some danger of relegation when Steven Gerrard was sacked early in the season.

However, the appointment of the Spanish coach resulted in an immediate turnaround, with Villa qualifying for European football for next season.

“The next step is playing European football and juggling a Premier League season," Mings said per BirminghamLive.

“That is the next step, which will be difficult in itself, the travel, the games, the level of expectation. But every time you set foot on the pitch at this club something is different, something is changing.

“I don't think I have ever been here in a period of calmness. That is what you want in football. You want things to keep changing and the goalposts to change.

“You want success and as the manager kept saying through the final months of the season, every game we win is giving us another opportunity to finish higher in the table. If we could go to the final game of the season with it in our hands, that is what we did.

“But I think the club is changing both on and off the pitch, week by week. It has been like that since I came here in January 2019. It is a great club to be part of and I have loved my time here so far. I am really excited and proud to be part of what we are doing."

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