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Aston Villa: Fans react to Steven Gerrard comments

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New Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard admitted he is keen to work on the club’s defensive structure.

And a number of Villa fans have been reacting to his comments on social media.

Gerrard was officially appointed as Dean Smith’s replacement last Thursday but began work on Monday. He sat down with Villa’s official media team for his first interview, which is available to view in full here.

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One snippet from that was shared on Twitter by @villareport, with Gerard keen to make some tweaks on Villa out of possession.

“One thing I’d like to instil & improve on is the structure of the team from a defensive point of view. Out of possession, our distances, our shape, & what we do to regain the ball is very important to me.”

Villa conceded 13 goals in Smith’s final five games in charge and have kept just three league clean sheets during the current campaign, and it seems as if Gerrard wants to make his new side hard to beat ahead of his first game against Brighton this weekend.

Villa fans react

This is what these Villa fans had to say in reply to Gerrard’s comments on his side out of possession, with many excited.

“Music to my ears. Seems to be saying all the right things so far”

Credit: @Al_Norton

“Loving this already.”

Credit: @TheRealSiOram77

“Very excited, very very excited”

Credit: @codyaitch

“Basically saying Smith was out of his depth. These are basic and fundamental things.”

Credit: @shadow_villa

“I’m glad to hear it”

Credit: @catrinavfc

“Amen to this…..nailed our biggest weakness from videos”

Credit: @garethedwards74

In other news: ‘Surely we can do better?’ – Many Villa fans urge club not to pursue £12.6m-rated Gerrard target. 


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