Steve Burns says Villa's stunning NextGen Series performance against Sporting Lisbon ranks "in the top three I've seen in my 25 years at the club."
The assistant academy manager hailed the efforts of the club's U19 side, who thrashed the Group 4 leaders to book a place in the knockout stages of the prestigious European tournament.
"We took the lead after 10 minutes having already had a penalty appeal turned down," Burns told Villa's website.
"Then after the break we steamrollered them.
"Every single one of them performed - there was not a bad performance on the field.
"It was thoroughly deserved and I think if we'd have played anyone tonight they'd have struggled against us in that form.
"I would say that was in the top three performances I have ever seen and I've been here for 25 years."
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