Brad Guzan Is Certain Aston Villa Won’t Face Relegation Again This Term

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Young squad have matured, according to goalkeeper.

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Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan has said that he doesn’t believe the club will face another relegation battle like they did last season, the Mirror reports.

Villa surprised Arsenal on the opening day of the season by beating them 3-1 at the Emirates before rocking fellow title hopefuls Manchester City 3-2 at Villa Park last month.

And the American international believes that the club’s recent displays lend themselves to the belief that Paul Lambert’s young squad will avoid another relegation battle like the one they endured last term.

“I think it’s massive and evident to see the change,” the 29-year-old said.

“Do I think we are in a better position to compete and go and win games? Yes.

“Our performances over the last week against top teams are a credit to what the manager and the coaching staff have done in terms of changes.

“Not just on the pitch but the atmosphere and ­camaraderie in the dressing room and at the training ground.

“That is important because when you go through ­difficult times on the pitch you have to be willing to fight for each other.

“It wasn’t our best start to this game but in the second half there was only one team on the pitch. We were unfortunate not to get something from the game. With the players we have and the atmosphere that has been created we want to put together ­performances we are proud of.”

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