Many Aston Villa fans are reacting to Dean Smith’s latest comments around three of his players and their chances of being in the England squad.
According to Ashley Preece, when Dean Smith was asked about whether Gareth Southgate would have been impressed with Tyrone Mings and Ezri Konsa during the victory against Leeds, he said: “Southgate would have been impressed, yeah, but he’d have been impressed with Matt Targett at left-back who’s having an outstanding season.”
Targett is clearly very appreciated by the Villa fan base, with one calling him ‘class’. Villa are a team that the Three Lions boss should be looking at closely as they are only six points away from the Champions League spots with two games in hand (SofaScore). They also have 13 clean sheets this season (Premier League) and this is the second-best in the division.
This is an even better stat for England that the majority of these clean sheets have involved Mings, Targett, Konsa and Matty Cash, and although the two centre-backs are picking up a lot of attention, the manager is right to highlight the efforts of others like Targett as well.
Here is how Villa fans reacted to the comments:
“Unfortunately England have too many left-backs. Konsa deserves to be in the conversation though.”
“He is a completely different player and his performances are the most improved over last seasons. I’d of happily seen him leave after last season but I don’t want him going anywhere now!”
“Targett deserves so much praise”
“He’s having a great season .. this time last year I’d have sold him for £7M”
“Targett Player Of The Season for me.”
“Targett has impressed me so much a very solid efficient player”
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