By Will Butcher
Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia believes his new club will succeed despite a dismal start to life in the Championship.
The Midlands giants have won just once in 11 games after Barnsley striker Sam Winnall struck in the 90th minute to secure a 1-1 draw against Roberto Di Matteo’s side on Tuesday night.
Xia, 39, claimed on his personal Twitter account that his “experience and philosophy” will be the reasons behind the club’s change in fortunes.
It always takes longer than predicted, needs harder work than expected 2succeed in everything! But it'll come.It's my experience&philosophy.
— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) September 29, 2016
Pressure is continuing to mount on former Champions League winning manager Roberto Di Matteo, after Xia sanctioned a summer spend of almost £60million on new players including the likes of Ross McCormack, Jonathan Kodjia and James Chester.
Villa’s only win this season came against Championship relegation candidates Rotherham, and they now sit in a lowly 17th place with just 10 points from 10 games.
The former Premier League stalwarts travel to Preston on Saturday as they look to take some momentum into the international break, and move up the table into a potential 13th place.
Twitter friendly Xia took over the club back in May for a reported £76million from controversial former owner Randy Lerner, and has set his sights on an instant return to the Premier League.
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