Before taking the club into Europe, Unai Emery wants to win silverware.
Before his first match in charge at home to Manchester United, the 51-year-old Spaniard spoke.
He is returning to manage in the premier league for the second time.
The ex-Villarreal boss wants to win a trophy with the club.
My challenge is at the beginning. I would like to play in Europe.
After finishing fifth in Emery's only full season in charge, the club missed out on the chance to play in the prestigious European competition.
He was fired in November of last year after a poor run of results.
The Spaniard has a track record of success in European competition, leading Sevilla to three straightEuropa League titles.
Villareal won their first European title when they beat Manchester United 11-10 on penalties in the 2021.
He wants to use that experience to bring success to the club, who haven't won a trophy in more than a decade.
Emery has played against a lot of teams in the world. It's a challenge to play against English teams. Maybe the first league in the world is the premier league.
We played against each team when I was a player. I played against a lot of English teams in Europe.
I am glad to be here. I came to this place because it's a great project and our ambition is going to be step-by-step.
I want to help with my experience here.
He's focused on back-to-back games against Manchester United. After hosting ten Hag's side for the first time as Villa manager on Sunday, they then travel to Old United for a third-round cup tie.
"We have to start thinking only the next match because we are not in a good position in the table," said Emery, with Villa 16th in the premier league, one point above the drop zone, after losing three of their last four matches and winning just three of 13 games all season
We will get a lot of information about the players. I would like to test them individually and together. The next match is what I'm focused on.