Tammy Abraham hailed the quality of Aston Villa after the wonderful weekend victory – and promised more goals as the team eye promotion back to the Premier League.
Abraham scored the second in a 3-0 victory at Pride Park.
The striker believes this has set a marker for the team and also showed the rest of the division what the claret and blues are made of under Dean Smith.
We know we are a top-class team and we need to be up there. This performance showed everyone where we should be.
For the team, he wants automatic promotion. For himself, he’s gunning for 20+ goals, just like he scored while on loan at Bristol City, where his total was 23 league effforts.
He told Club TV: “It was unbelievable at Derby. I don’t think words can describe it. Some of the boys say this is the best performance they’ve had since they’ve joined here.
“The fans were fantastic – they supported us from first minute to last. We gave them a performance.
“We saw the best of us at Pride Park. This is what we have been working on. We have had a month with the new gaffer and against Derby we applied everything we have been doing in training. We need to build on it.
“We know we are a top-class team and we need to be up there. This performance showed everyone where we should be.
“Personally, I am just going to aim high. I am a person who believes in myself. I have the ability to score goals.
“I am just going to keep getting in the right place at the right time and try and get more goals. If I can touch anywhere near I got at Bristol City, I'd be happy. I will aim for that.
“As a group, we are a top-class team. Minimum we should be aiming for is play-offs. But I believe we could aim for top two. The performance here shows where we should be.”