Villa v Tottenham: El Ahmadi - Let's rally in front of home fans again
Karim El Ahmadi insists Villa are determined to rally in front of the Villa Park faithful again this weekend - after ending their home hoodoo last time out.
A superb comeback against title-chasing Manchester City three weeks ago gave the claret and blues their first Barclays Premier League win on home soil this term.
And El Ahmadi is confident that memorable victory will have helped turn the tide after some indifferent results in B6 over the past couple of seasons.
The Moroccan midfielder wants to help make Villa Park a fortress again for the visit of Tottenham on Sunday.
"It was very important to win the first home game and I think it will give us confidence to make us harder to beat and to win more games at Villa Park," said El Ahmadi.
"If you see the statistics, we didn't win a lot of home games but we hope that against City we have changed that."
El Ahmadi was blown away by the atmosphere against City and said the claret and blue faithful "gave us power" to take into the next home game.
The 28-year-old knows Villa must raise their game against Spurs, just as they did against City last month and Arsenal on the opening day.
"The atmosphere against City was unbelievable, especially when the last goal went in," he added.
"I've never seen it like that before and the fans give you much more power for the next game.
"We have to go and show we can play against the big teams like we did against Arsenal and Man City. Tottenham will be the same."
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