On a financial level, at least, nothing comes close to winning a Championship playoff, with Villa's finances guaranteed to be boosted by at least £170 million ($215 million) by winning this game and securing a passport back to the Premier League.
Villa right back Ahmed Elmohamady has been at the club for two years and said on instagram: "Job done, back to the big league".
"I got a few goals and a few assists and these are my lucky boots so I had to keep them".
Aston Villa's loan striker Tammy Abraham has been a star performer for the club since joining the club on loan in the summer transfer window prior to the start of the season.
The 31-year-old might not make the Villa starting 11 upon their return to the Premier League, but whatever his role in the squad next season, he can take his fair share of the credit for getting them back there.
"There was tension before that game among the players but I don't feel that here".
Dutch global Anwar El Ghazi scored for the Birmingham club just before halftime, while Derby goalkeeper Kelle Roos bungled a saved in the 59th minute that allowed John McGinn to head the ball out of his hands for the second goal.
I need to switch off from this and I will look forward to that after the game at Wembley on Monday, but we have a massive football match to try and win first and if we achieve that, then we can enjoy our summer. Villa will have to aim higher and spend more.
Not long now until Derby County and Aston Villa face-off in Championship play-off final for the final Premier League promotion spot and a reported £170million for the winners. With a £60m escape clause in his contract, the 23-year-old midfielder was nearly certain to leave Villa Park this summer if the club failed to win promotion. Performances like this highlight why clubs like Tottenham Hotspur have been tracking Grealish.
"That stayed with me many times".
Grealish did admit, "I don't even know where he is" as he waved.
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