Many Aston Villa fans are reacting to the latest comments from journalist Gregg Evans, as he gives his opinion on centre-back Tyrone Mings.
The Athletic journalist discussed the player following Villa picking up a solid 1-0 victory against rivals Wolves.
He said: “I thought Tyrone Mings was great today”. This has caused a lot of debate, with some fans agreeing, whilst others have pointed out parts of his defensive game where he can improve. One said: ‘He deserves criticism for some of his poor decisions.’
Since his move from Bournemouth, Mings has evolved into a solid Premier League centre-back, who has also made appearances for England. Not only has he helped Villa at the back, but he also has two goals and one assist to add to their attacking output too (WhoScored). However, it is understandable to see why he has been criticised at times, as he has only managed 0.7 tackles and 0.6 interceptions a game this season.
He is an ever-present in the Villa side and has helped the club sit tenth in the division (SofaScore). If he can be a little better at breaking up opposition attacks, then the club could have a really great defender in their ranks.
Here is how Villa fans spoke about Tyrone Mings:
Made some great last ditch tackles today, sometimes thinks he is more comfortable in a game than what he actually is tho. If you’ve been waiting to write this, suggests to me you haven’t been convinced. Or have I got this wrong 🤔
— steve oldaker (@stevovilla9) December 12, 2020
That’s a superb read Gregg 👍
— Gary H (@GHVilla) December 12, 2020
Mings is great for 89 mins but he takes unnecessary risks once a game, which sometimes cost Villa. It’s as though he gets bored of defending and wants to prove he’s a baller. Maybe it’s concentration, ball watching, maybe it’s decision making,but he can definitely still improve.
— Nigel B6🦁⭐️ (@B6Nigel) December 13, 2020
Still far too casual sometimes on the ball just on the half way line. Caught out once today and got away with another being “fouled”
— Paul Hannon (@Hannon_Paul) December 12, 2020
I feel this man gets so much stick. Yes, he deserves criticism for some of his poor decisions, but he’s something we didn’t have for a long time: A leader at the back.
He’s a big reason we got promoted and then stayed up last year, some people need to give him more respect
— Dan McCarthy (@DanMcCarthy1995) December 12, 2020
Needs to stop this casual, lounging on the ball when under pressure. Happens every game.
— PRG-AVFC (@PaulRG14) December 13, 2020
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