Alan Hutton joined BBC’s Football Daily podcast to discuss Aston Villa’s incredible collapse at the hands of Leicester City and used the opportunity to give his former manager, Dean Smith, a piece of advice.
The Villains’ trip to the King Power Stadium did not really go according to plan as the Foxes managed to slot four goals into their nets with absolutely no reply to seal a pretty impressive victory. The former Aston Villa defender Hutton believes Smith should be extremely harsh with his players and tell them some home truths if needs be because this level is just not acceptable.
Here’s what he said for BBC’s Football Daily podcast (10/3/2020): “I think he needs to tell some people some home truths probably, because that’s not good enough. It’s not good enough to stay in this league”
The Villains are currently struggling to get out of the relegation zone and have also lost their last five games across all competitions, including four Premier League defeats and one in the EFL Cup final. With that in mind, it’s hard to argue that Hutton, who played 22 times (per Transfermarkt) under the former Brentford boss, is right to criticise his former side.
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Needless to say, the clock is ticking and they will have to improve rapidly if they are to stay in the league given their perilous position.
Aston Villa fans, do you agree with Hutton’s harsh verdict? Do you think your team can stay up? Let us know down in the comments below!
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