Villa new boy Heskey already dreaming of Champions League spot

28 January 2009 03:00
Gatecrasher: Heskey says Villa can break into the top four

Aston Villa

striker Emile Heskey has backed the club to break into the top four this season.

The £3.5m signing from Wigan

made an immediate impact on debut with the only goal of the game in Tuesday's 1-0 win at Portsmouth and is confident Villa can gatecrash the Champions League places which have been monopolised by Manchester United

, Chelsea

, Liverpool

and Arsenal

for so long.

Speaking to BBC radio WM, Heskey said: 'It's going to be a difficult proposition but breaking into the top four is what every team wants to do - and hopefully we can do that.

'We're not far off, we've got some very good players here. We have got some good young players as well. They are going to really step into the limelight and with the results you are going to grow in stature as well.'

Villa are currently third in the table, six points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal.

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Source: Daily_Mail

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