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  • Manager:Paul Lambert
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Angel seeks Euro charge

18 Sep 2006 - 13:50:02

Aston Villa striker Juan Pablo Angel believes the club can finally challenge for a return to European football under the charge of former Celtic boss Martin O'Neill.

The 30-year-old Colombia international has been with Villa since January 2001, but feels that only now can the club start to look ahead to better times.

He said: "When I joined Villa, I didn't know that much about the club but everyone was saying we were going to move forward.

"They were saying a lot of new faces would be coming in and the aim of the club was to get into Europe.

"It hasn't happened so far. I am very grateful for so many things from this club, but one thing is for sure, we should have done better on that front.

"Now I think we've got the right man in charge to do it. He's been doing it for many years at Celtic and I can't see why we are not capable of getting into Europe this year.

"We have to start getting consistency, a good football club are challenging for Europe every year. Everyone here wants to do that."

Angel has netted twice in five games for Villa this term, having scored just three times last season.

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