Tim Sherwood claims Aston Villa’s win over West Brom is better than winning £57million on the Euro Millions.
Sherwood claimed his first win as Villa boss after a 2-1 win over The Baggies at Villa Park thanks to goals from Gabby Agbonlahor and a 90th minute strike from Christian Benteke.
The former Tottenham manager was ecstatic at the final whistle and claims his side’s first Premier League win since December 7 was better than winning the gigantic Lottery jackpot.
My missus said to me this morning she was doing the Euromillions lottery, £57 million jackpot. I said I’d take three points, seriously it means a lot to me and this is the best feeling in the world,” he said.
“Everybody has written us off but we’re still alive and if we go down, we go down fighting.
“This was massive for us and we have to play as if we’re not in a relegation battle. There is no feeling like that final whistle when you’ve won and I’ve missed that. This is a start but it’s euphoria in my mind right now.
“Now the FA Cup game [on Saturday] is the most important thing as it’s the next one and West Brom will have to improve.”
Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster was badly at fault for the pivotal moment, spilling the ball and then fouling Villa defender Matthew Lowton in the area as he attempted to retrieve possession.
Foster had already been spared from embarrassment in the first half after fumbling Gabriel Agbonlahor’s shot, but goalline technology ruled the ball had not crossed the line.
Albion manager Tony Pulis, who suffered only his second defeat in 11 games, said: “Ben had a poor night and I don’t have to speak to him, he knows.
“He’s been fantastic this season and has won us games and saved us points but he’s had an off night.
“We’ll dust ourselves down and get going again on Thursday.”