Unai Emery has made his best effort to reassure supporters after Aston Villa suffered a humbling 3-2 loss to Legia Warsaw on Thursday evening.
Villa’s first European group stage night for well over a decade was a disappointing one for all who travelled, as well as those watching on television.
It was of course still a momentous occasion but all the anticipation beforehand was for a positive ending and that didn’t come as Legia were clinical.
Despite the result, Emery remains level-headed and hopes fans can move away from the upset as quickly as possible with many more outings to come.
“Today, everything which happened in the match I have lived before,” the four-time UEFA Europa League winner told Birmingham Live, reassuringly.
“We still have the possibility to react again as we play another five matches. It’s not a good result, but we’ve still got five matches,” Emery continued.
The men in claret and blue are next back in Europa Conference League action on Thursday, October 5 as they take on HŠK Zrinjski Mostar at Villa Park.