Former Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton says John Terry will be vigorously reviewing what went wrong on Saturday as the team look to bounce back from their weekend defeat to Southampton.
The Villans dropped into the relegation zone after losing 3-1 at home to the struggling Saints, and Hutton believes Terry will ensure the back-four learn from their mistakes.
Speaking to Football Insider, Hutton insists that Terry will have been extremely disappointed by the defensive display that saw Villa miss out on the chance to steer further clear of the bottom three.
He said: “John Terry is very good at dissecting it all, he’ll watch it a few times, he’ll see what needs to improve, he’ll analyse it, get the clips and stuff and he’ll take the back-four, all the defenders, into the room to review it all.
“He takes a lot to do with it and he’ll be very unhappy with all the goals, really – and the way the back-four played as a unit.”
Given the nature of the goals the visitors notched at Villa Park on Saturday, it would be no surprise to find Terry rather incensed by the standard of defending.
Perhaps it is even worth Terry going a step further than Hutton suggests he might, with the marking from Anwar El Ghazi for Jack Stephens’ header and Marvelous Nakamba’s gift of a lay-off for Danny Ings to grab his second of the afternoon both being errors made by members outside of the team’s back-four.
It may merely sound like Terry will only be doing his job as he gets to grips with improving the performances of those at the back, though the nature of Villa’s overall defensive display may mean the Premier League legend will be pulling out all the stops to avoid a repeat against Norwich City on Boxing Day with the threat of relegation now looming large.
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