Rudy Gestede insists Aston Villa’s derby win in the Capital One Cup can give them the perfect platform to revive their Premier League season.
The striker scored his second goal of the season as Villa beat local rivals Birmingham 1-0 on Tuesday.
They have still not won in the league since the opening day and head to Liverpool on Saturday.
And, following his second-half header, Gestede believes downing their second-city rivals will help lift the club.
“It’s a good feeling, it was important for us to win at home,” the former Blackburn striker told AVTV.
“It was a big game, a big derby and it was important for us, important for the fans and for our confidence.
“It’s a good win for the confidence. We didn’t start the season very well so it’s good for the confidence to win at home.
“It’s my job to be in the box, he (Jordan Amavi) gave a good cross and it was easy for me to head the ball.
“We have a big game at home and it’s a hellish schedule and we have to cope with that.”