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Emery 'always lets me know when I need to step up my game'

Leon Bailey
Leon Bailey

Aston Villa winger Leon Bailey says "a lot has changed" for him since Unai Emery joined the club and he's helped him to improve his all-around game.

Bailey, who scored Villa's second goal of the night, told TNT Sports: "Tonight was a brilliant night for the whole team and the fans. The atmosphere was brilliant.

"We're really happy with the result. We showed good character and spirit. We made it very difficult for them tonight.

"I was happy I could get the second goal, it was much needed.

"I've had a lot of discussions with the manager and he always tries to give me confidence. He always lets me know when I need to step up my game. I've been working with the staff members a lot in training about how to get more time on the ball and get more space. When I'm on the pitch I feel better in terms of my movement.

"It was difficult for me when I first came in because I didn't have a pre-season. I kept trying to come back and kept getting injured.

"Since the manager came in a lot has changed for me. I feel more relaxed and have more energy. It's really paying off. Details, that's why things have been going so great.

"It's an exciting moment for everyone. We should all be proud of where we are. We've worked very hard to be where we are. Enjoy the moment and stay humble and hopefully we can move further."