More O'Neill Post Match Reaction
Martin O'Neill has confirmed what most Villa fans in their heart of hearts know, we've got a very long way to go before we can compete with the top teams.
At least with the arrival of O'Neill, not to mention Randy Lerner and his merry men, we know we have a chance of getting back there, we are basically at the bottom of a very steep hill, whilst Ellis was in charge we went from the top and slid down, now we have the right people in place to push us back up there, and hopefully it won't take too long!
O'Neill said after the 4-0 defeat to Chelsea:
'You can gloss over certain things but we were beaten by a very fine side indeed who have been assembled at an incredible price. But they are there and they are in our league and you should not give up. You should go on and compete and that's what I want us to go on and do. That's what the team want to do and more importantly that's what the club wants to do. I don't want us to take 20 years to get up there, but that is what we are trying to do.'
'It's nights like that when I am pleased that we have 18 points on the board, because we have much work to dobut we know that.'
Having said all that, O'Neill was obviously disappointed with the way the team capitulated adding 'We came down here only a few weeks ago in the league and there is absolutely no reason why we couldn't have competed to the same level and to the same intensity as we did that day.'