Several Aston Villa fans have been reacting to footage of some comments from Dean Smith following the club’s 0-0 draw with Everton on Thursday evening.
Villa defeated the Toffees at Goodison Park earlier this month but failed to find a way through this time around.
Villa only have one home fixture remaining now, with fans set to return for the visit of Chelsea on the final day.
Smith felt a Villa Park stalemate was a fair reflection of the game, giving his thoughts on Emiliano Martinez matching Brad Friedel’s clean-sheet record, praising Tyrone Mings and outlining European ambitions as well as Grealish’s return.
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The full interview with the manager is available to view here.
Villa fans offer mixed reaction
Villa posted the clip on their official Twitter page on Thursday evening, and this is what these supporters had to say in regards to Smith’s comments, with more than one pleading with the boss to cut ties with loanee Ross Barkley.
“Listen to that ambition. Can’t wait for the window.”
“Please, Deano… Pretty please with a cherry on top… send Barkley back to Chelsea and give the kids a chance”
“Again you played with one striker. Watkins on his own is like a lost sheep just like Davis was tonight. You’ve got to have 2 strikers on the pitch otherwise we going to struggle next season scoring goals.”
“Please stop playing Barkley.”
“New manager. Please #avfc“
“Deano telling the medical staff to shove it and giving all the villa what we needed, the skippers back inject it“
In other news: Villa source drops surprise Friday Bodymoor Heath meeting claim; could be vital for Johan Lange, find out more here.
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