Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn has revealed that the example set by Wolverhampton Wanderers during their first season back in the Premier League is what they would like to follow after promotion last month.
McGinn himself is a player who only joined Villa last summer in a deal which cost a mere £2.7 million (Scottish Sun).
The midfielder arrived at the club after Villa had been beaten by Fulham at Wembley stadium in the 2018 Championship play-off final.
After that defeat in London, Villa were eager to give it another go in trying to return to the top flight of English football, following their relegation from the Premier League in 2015.
That dream was finally achieved last month as they defeated Frank Lampard’s Derby County side 2-1 in a highly entertaining affair.
After securing promotion back into the Premier League, McGinn has revealed that Wolves, who were sublime in their first season back in the topflight last term, are the example they need to follow.
“I think we have to be realistic but have some sort of ambition. You see certain teams come in and they change a little or a lot – some do well, some don’t,” the midfielder told the Daily Record
“We want to emulate Wolves but at the same time we need to be realistic and know how difficult it will be.
“We have lost a lot of boys out of contract or going back on loan but the club will be working hard to bring in replacements.
“Everybody in the squad is aware we need to up our game to prove we can be Premier League players.”