Emery's motivational approach driving Aston Villa's young talent to succeed

Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League
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Aston Villa's January signing Morgan Rogers has opened up about the motivational tactics employed by manager Unai Emery to help him adapt to the demands of the Premier League and reach his full potential at the club.

The 21-year-old midfielder, who joined from Middlesbrough for a fee that could rise to £15 million, has made seven appearances for Villa so far. While Rogers hasn't registered a goal or assist yet, he has shown positive signs and progress as he adapts to Emery's demands. The Villa boss frequently reminds Rogers that he is still a "Championship player" in order to motivate him to keep improving and prove he belongs in the Premier League.

Rogers has embraced Emery's challenge, seeing it as a positive and motivational tactic in their relationship. Rogers said in a recent interview (as quoted by Birmingham Mail):

"I’m just trying to make an impact. The team were playing really well before I came and I’m trying to add to that and be in the rhythm of it. I feel like I’m finding my feet and I’m getting better every time I step on the pitch. I just want to keep improving and I know I’ve got more levels to go I’m looking forward to it. "

"He (Emery) likes to mention I’m a Championship player a lot. That’s the kind of relationship we have. He’s trying to push me because he wants me to get to that level and it’s about showing me I can."

Morgan Rogers
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In the recent win over Wolves, Rogers impressed with his ability to drive forward from midfield with the ball, showing glimpses of his potential. However, Emery and Villa fans are yet to see the best of him as he continues to develop under the Spaniard's guidance.

Emery outlined that he sees Rogers as a player with big potential when the signing was first announced. The Villa boss is known for his meticulous coaching and attention to detail in improving players, and Rogers is the latest in a string of Villa players who have shown significant improvement under Emery's tutelage.

The Spaniard's track record and coaching acumen were key factors in Villa investing so heavily in Rogers' potential. As the youngster continues to adapt and grow under Emery's guidance, Villa fans will be hoping to see him fulfil his promise and become a key player for the club in the coming years.

Morgan Rogers' revelations about Unai Emery's motivational approach shed light on the manager's dedication to helping his players reach their full potential. As Rogers continues to develop and adapt to the demands of the Premier League, Aston Villa supporters will be eagerly anticipating the impact he can make on the team's fortunes in the seasons to come.