Chris Sutton joined BBC’s Football Daily podcast and discussed Aston Villa’s current situation in the Premier League and how money is affecting the whole thing.
Of course, as it currently stands, the Villains are still in the relegation zone and at this moment in time, they wouldn’t survive the 2019/20 campaign and remain in the top-flight if the season was abruptly ended due to recent events.
But Sutton believes Dean Smith’s squad would gladly accept relegation if there wasn’t so much money involved in the whole process and remaining in the Premier League wasn’t so lucrative.
Here’s what he said on BBC’s Football Daily podcast (16/3/2020): “Because if there was no money everybody would accept at this moment in time that Liverpool are champions. And Norwich City and Aston Villa and Bournemouth I think would be unhappy but would accept relegation.”
And granted, most of the things in the footballing world arguably do revolve around money at this level given the riches of the Premier League, surely the idea of anyone accepting a relegation having played a game less than some of their rivals is somewhat far-fetched.
The Villains are still struggling and while they are currently in the danger zone, who knows what might happen until the end of the season? After all, the likes of Leicester, West Brom and Sunderland have pulled off great escapes in the past.
Aston Villa fans, would you rather stay in the Premier League or do you feel that is, for now, a step too big for your team? Let us know down in the comments below!
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