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Aston Villa: Sky Sports man claims Unai Emery will demand hard work from every player

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Reporter Michael Bridge has claimed live on Sky Sports that Unai Emery will not settle for less than hard work from every single Aston Villa player.

After a prolonged process of arranging working visas and getting him able to work in England once again, Emery was finally able to take training as the new Aston Villa boss earlier this week, ahead of his first game in charge this weekend.

With Villa suffering an embarrassing 4-0 defeat at the hands of Newcastle United on Saturday, Emery will be demanding his players step up their efforts and work rate on the training ground this week to ensure that doesn’t repeat itself against Manchester United.

This is what Bridge highlighted as a non-negotiable Emery will demand from his players.

He said: “His style of play will be interesting as well, so I think Villa will be entertained, but any player you speak to who has been under Unai Emery [will say] he likes really, really hard work, so Villa fans will probably be excited to see him.

“I think in general, there’s a real uplift for Aston Villa fans because this is a big appointment, this is a big name.”

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It certainly is a big appointment for Villa, however, it’s also a big challenge for the Spaniard to get a struggling side who are fighting against relegation and turn them into a more promising side nearer the top of the league.

This is because Emery had a less than successful time last time out in the Premier League with Arsenal, although following Arsene Wenger was arguably a thankless task for any manager walking into the Emirates Stadium.

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However, he will arrive at Villa Park with authority and demand respect for the trophies he’s won within the game and for the clubs and players he’s managed in the past, so Villa fans are right to be excited, but they should also be cautious as to how he will get on in the Premier League this time around.

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