Holman determined to build on promising start in claret and blue
Brett Holman wants to be a major attacking force for Villa this term after flourishing during his inaugural pre-season with the club.
Holman has made a promising start to his claret and blue career with goals against Burton Albion and Peterborough United.
The Australian international, who likes to play in behind the strikers or as a wide attacker, is keen to chip in with goals and provide a creative outlet.
"I like to play in behind the strikers and I'm an attacking player," he said.
"I like to always go forward to create goals, score goals and defensive wise it's not in my thinking really.
"You have to attack a lot and score goals to win games.
"When I first moved to Holland it was my aim to move into that role and I sort of moved from left to right.
"At AZ I played from the left side coming inside and with the Australian national team I play in behind the strikers.
"I've watched a little bit of English football and hopefully that role has a place in the game here as obviously that would give me more of chance."
Holman has been impressed by the level of support Villa have received on their travels during pre-season.
Now the former AZ Alkmaar man can't wait to make his first appearance in front of the home faithful at Villa Park.
"I haven't played in a game at Villa Park yet," he added.
"I've been to the stadium once and it looks fantastic, but you don't have a feeling for it until it's full and on a matchday.
"In Holland all of the fans come to training and are allowed to come and watch, although here it is a different culture obviously and that doesn't happen as much.
"But if you look at the history of Villa it is a massive club and it's clear from the disappointment of where the club finished last year that there is expectation here to do well."
The 28-year-old has already noticed that the tempo in English football is quicker than in Holland where he spent a large part of his career.
"I think compared to Holland it is the sharpness and the speed of things here which is different," he added.
"You can tell it is quicker and that will be the big difference in matches well.
"I think if you watch Premier League games on the TV compared to the Dutch league you can tell it is a bit quicker. It shouldn't take me too long to adjust.
"You have to adapt and hopefully you can bring your own awareness and your technique to the English game.
"If you can combine those two things they can help you get through it."
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