Plenty of Aston Villa fans have been reacting to Dean Smith’s post-match interview following the 4-1 loss to West Ham on Sunday.
Ollie Watkins cancelled out Ben Johnson’s opener before Declan Rice gave the Hammers the lead once again before half-time. Villa then had Ezri Konsa sent off at the start of the second half, with goals from Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen sealing an emphatic win for the Hammers late on.
Are you Smith in or Smith out?
Smith gave his assessment of the match to the club’s official media team, with the interview available to view here.
He discussed each talking point and believed that Konsa’s sending off was ‘wrong’, while also name-checking Leon Bailey and Emiliano Martinez for mistakes for the visitors’ first two goals.
Villa fans react
Here is what these Villa fans had to say in reply to a clip from the club’s official Twitter channel showing the interview, with many left raging over what Smith had to say.
“Time to go Smith. We need to progress onto the top 6. We won’t do it with you.”
“Started slowly for the first 15 minutes AGAIN. What is going on? We never start on the front foot. Another season where we would take mid table. Let’s hope we see progress this season. Stay safe everyone. UTV”
“I feel sick listening to that”
“How on earth is he blaming Bailey for the first goal lol.”
“I love you Deano. You gave this club an identity but you’ve taken us as far as you can. Plus, it looks like you’ve lost the dressing room to me. Thank you for everything you’ve done but it’s time to step aside before this season is an absolute write off and relegation battle”
“Let him walk his dog all day every day to the job centre”
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