Many Aston Villa fans have reacted to a post-match comment made by manager Dean Smith after his side’s point against Newcastle United and their defensive display.
The Claret and Blue side are desperate to start sealing some victories in the Premier League as they battle it out with the likes of West Ham United and Bournemouth for top-flight status next term.
Sitting 19th in the Premier League table, Smith’s side picked up a draw against Steve Bruce’s Newcastle on Wednesday evening to drag themselves level on points with the aforementioned duo.
An opener from Dwight Gayle had initially given the home side the lead before a spirited comeback saw Villa’s Ahmed Elmohamady equalise.
Following the game Smith opted to claim his team were the ‘better side’ and that his defence had performed well, comments that were shared via Twitter account @villareport.
Dean Smith: “It’s an annoying point. The majority of the game I thought we were the better team. Our defensive display was good but we have to be more clinical.” [bbc sport] #avfc
— villareport (@villareport) June 24, 2020
Reacting to the Villa boss’ comments, fans gave their opinion on the performance and the majority didn’t seem to agree with Smith. One suggested the manager needs to start playing two up front to get more victories, whilst others weren’t happy with their failure to win with one even suggesting he is “sounding more like Bruce every game.”
Play two bloody strikers in a must win game.
— Chris Barker (@CBarker81) June 24, 2020
I thought we were excellent 😬😬 pic.twitter.com/zcufXtX5Pl
— Nathan Cotterill (@NathanCotterill) June 24, 2020
Sounding more like Bruce every game
— lord maul (@maulz76) June 25, 2020
Starting to dislike this bloke
— Tim spink (@Timspink4) June 24, 2020
Newcastle was there for the taking, we’re relegated now. SMITH OUT.
— Sean Johnson (@TweetsFromSean) June 25, 2020
Starting to say the same thing after every game games are running out
— john sweeney (@melton119) June 24, 2020
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