Many Aston Villa fans have been reacting to the latest comments of Arsenal legend Ian Wright, who was full of praise for midfielder Douglas Luiz.
Wright was speaking following the Villa match against Arsenal, which Villa won 3-0, and he said: “Someone like Douglas Luiz, he is ready to be one of the best midfield players in the Premier League. He is so underrated. They blasted us (on Sunday). We had no chance. It was men against boys.”
The Brazilian moved from Manchester City in the summer of 2019 and is a regular on the Villa team sheet. He is very good at breaking up opposition attacks for Smith and he has shown this in the current campaign. The 22 year-old has managed, on average, one tackle and 1.4 interceptions a game this season (WhoScored). A player like this is crucial to allow the likes of Jack Grealish to flourish further forward.
Many of the fan base are hoping that this praise quietens down though, as Manchester City can still buy the Brazilian back due to a clause in the original deal that Villa made with the Citizens.
Here is how Villa fans reacted to the comments on Luiz:
Wright: “Someone like Douglas Luiz, he is ready to be one of the best midfield players in the Premier League. He is so underrated. They blasted us (on Sunday). We had no chance. It was men against boys.” #avfc
— villareport (@villareport) November 11, 2020
— SquadNumbers (@numbers_squad) November 11, 2020
Stop talking about Luiz until the buyouts gone, until then he’s bang average and not good enough for city ok.
— Gareth 🏴 (@GarethAVL) November 11, 2020
I’m a big fan of Douglas. Think he is going to be a real baller. Just hope we can hang onto him.
— Bob (@Toronto_Bob) November 11, 2020
Douglas Luiz has been one of our worst players, needs another year or two to settle in the prem. Man city should definitely let their buyback clause lapse in the summer pic.twitter.com/BtaZ0O6RrE
— Steve W (@steview282) November 11, 2020
Noo we need luiz hype to stay quite Man City will be calling him back in summer 🤧 https://t.co/YHvud90SR6
— 🙂 (@MazeSZN) November 11, 2020
Wrighty knows. Dougie is absolute quality and still about 4-5 years from his peak. https://t.co/FG3KYhWoD0
— Gez ⚽️🦁 (@Gezmag) November 11, 2020
In other Villa-related news, Alan Hutton has praised one player for his work-ethic. Have a read who it is here!
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