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Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard has told Optus Sport that he has seen ‘top class’ attitude from his players in training so far.

Gerrard became Villa boss last week, leaving Rangers to make a move to Villa Park as Dean Smith’s replacement.

A title-winning manager in Scotland, Gerrard must now take Villa forward upon his return to the Premier League.

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It all begins with a game against Brighton and Hove Albion this weekend, with Gerrard hoping to get off to the perfect start.

Gerrard has had a few days on the training ground to work with his new players, though some have only just returned from international duty.

Still, Gerrard seems to have been very impressed 

Speaking in his introductory press conference on Thursday, Gerrard indicated that the mentality of his players so far has been ‘first class’.

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Gerrard noted that he wants to put his own stamp on the Villa time, promising a possession-based style of play.

It all sounds pretty promising for Villa, and with Gerrard already seemingly impressed, the future could be bright at Villa Park.

“We have a big 48 hours ahead. In a normal world you have 5-6 weeks in pre-season, we don’t have that luxury but we can be prepared for the challenge. It will be tough but we will look forward to the challenge. It’s a new start, a fresh start, I won’t be digging into any previous games, it’s about tomorrow and going ahead.”

“We had a meeting in terms of how we want the culture to look and the environment, the expectations, the application, the attitude and the mentality from the players so far has been top class. We will become a possession based team, when we can transition into that, time will tell,” he added.

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