Aston Villa manager, Steven Gerrard has described the 2021/2022 season as unacceptable.
Gerrard was speaking to Sky Sports after a 1-1 draw with Burnley in their last home fixture of the season.
Even though players took a celebratory lap around Villa Park on Thursday, the former England midfielder has warned they cannot finish 14th again.
“Moving forward, this club cannot finish 14th again. We need to change things and come back better and stronger next season.
“The first part of the job was to stay safe, but we wanted to finish in the top half. Moving forward we need to improve in a lot of departments. We need to recruit well,” Gerrard said.
Villa are away at Manchester City on the final day of this season and Gerrard has promised that “we’ll try and make it as difficult as we can for them. We will fight for everything we can.”