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Unai Emery has no regrets extra than Aston Villa’s January transfer firm in spite of squad depth complications


Mar 18, 2023

Unai Emery insists he has no regrets extra than Aston Villa’s January transfer firm in spite of preparing for a distinctive Premier League game with a man down.

Villa will name just eight substitutes in the squad for tomorrow’s clash with Bournemouth for the third game operating, Emery has confirmed.

With Boubacar Kamara, Philippe Coutinho and Leander Dendoncker out injured, the Villa bench will also when extra consist of two goalkeepers but the Emery says he is not concerned by the numbers.

“We have been really, really clear (about what we wanted to do), so not actually, no (regrets),” the 51-year-old pointed out when asked about no matter if Villa left themselves short by not bringing in far extra players in the final window.

“We only added players thinking of to boost the squad or the group but we have been not in a hurry.

“We didn’t want to add somebody who would not boost the squad, so tomorrow, yes we have 16 players and three goalkeepers. It is adequate.”

Villa signed Alex Moreno and Jhon Duran in January correct right after the cancellation of Ludwig Augustinsson’s loan and Danny Ings’ exit to West Ham United.


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Emery wanted a new winger and striker as a priority and also looked at midfield possibilities but was delighted to wait till the summer season season when it became clear that significant targets have been not supplied.

To raise the numbers till the finish of the season, Villa recalled Bertrand Traore from a loan spell at Istanbul Basaksehir and the winger got his initial minutes under the manager in the 1-1 draw at West Ham final weekend.

“We did three players (Moreno, Duran, Traore) in January and I am delighted,” he continued.

“There was a distinctive circumstance with each and every single 1 but the believed was to respect the players we have now and give them the likelihood to boost and show their progress in the squad.

“The believed is to move progressively. In 1 year, when we are starting to play in the Premier League, the Carabao Cup, the FA Cup, and of course, hopefully in the future, Europe, we have to take far extra players in the squad for some scenarios all through the year.

“But it is not essential all through this moment, not but.”

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