Peace Preparations Ideal
Martin O'Neill believes playing in the Peace Cup will be a positive aide to any Champions League involvement we may have next season.
Speaking on the E&S about the tournament O'Neill explained that he believed the fact that Villa were invited to take part in the prestigious competition is a testament to the growth of the club over recent years.
"First of all it`s a prestigious competition and we`ve been asked to go into it. I think that`s a sign of the progress that we`re making.
"If you were involved in Champions League qualification, which is still a possibility, that would almost be ideal.
"In truth just finishing that competition and then having a fortnight before the start of the season couldn`t be better.
"I see nothing but positives about pre-season in general and the competition in particular."
It will certainly be an experience, and great for the younger players to taste more quality European competition.
Just hope we are in contention for the Champions qualifiers, because then the experience will be even more invaluable.