Villa win a crucial game against Crystal Palace on Sunday to get three important points which can decide their fate in Premier League.
Villa players looked fresh and high on confidence that also reflected on their performances against Roy Hodgson’s side.
Speaking after the match, Smith said, “I’ve said many times before that since the Restart our performances haven’t got the performances they’ve deserved.”
“The analogy I used with the players today is today’s our first semi-final. We can’t control something elsewhere, just our performances.”
“This was our first semi-final and we needed to get through to the second leg. Then we’ll go and look to get a win at Everton which is another tough game to play.”
“Get that win and it puts some scoreboard pressure on others.”
Speaking about Trezeguet, he said, “He’s performed really well in the last two games. He fully deserves his place.”
“Trez is another one who came into the place late last summer and it’s taken a while to adapt. His attitude is spot on and he works his socks off.”