‘No point talking about it’ Neil Taylor on Aston Villa’s Premier League chances and the squad rebuild
Aston Villa defender Neil Taylor believes that the club can compete with any team they play against in the Premier League.
Speaking after an impressive performance in defence at Spurs, the Welshman feels that the club can cope with the pressures of the top-flight.
Looking ahead to Bournemouth at the weekend, Taylor said: Every week bring its own pressure in this league.
“But that is what we want.
“It is why we got promoted. It is the best league in the world and we feel we can compete with teams like that.
“Hopefully we showed enough on Saturday for people to know we are going to fight.
“We know how tough this league is but I definitely feel we have the quality and we showed it in some periods at Tottenham.
Taylor seems as sick of talking about the influx of players at Villa as everyone else does.
For him, the players had to be bought or Villa definitely wouldn’t have been able to compete.
He explains: “There’s no point talking about the rebuild really. If we hadn’t done that, we’d have had to play five-a-side games.
“Either way, that amount of players had to come in.
“I guess it is the amount of money which was spent that has caused people to raise their eyebrows.
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“But as owners, if you’ve got the money, why not use it?
“The good thing I can see from the players we’ve recuited is they are hard-working lads, with something to prove in this league.
“Those are exactly the type of players you want to have. The new lads who featured at Tottenham all showed their attributes.
“I’m extremely confident we have recruited really well. We should get better.
“We had a good pre-season with the new lads and they have hit the ground running.
“I think you saw Trezzie on Saturday, he’s been a great addition. They are all getting to know this league and I have every faith in them.
“I think they are going to do well.”