Loads of Aston Villa credited the attitude of striker Mbwana Samatta following his side’s 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday.
The 27-year-old could not hide his disappointment after his team could not topple the 10-man Cherries at the Vitality Stadium. Philip Billing and Nathan Ake gave the hosts the lead before the break and the Tanzanian forward got the visitors an eventual consolation goal. Here is what Samatta said after the final whistle.
Mbwana Samatta: “It’s okay when you score goals as a striker. I came here two weeks ago and everybody is looking forward to seeing me score goals. But when you lose a game you cannot be happy because, as a group, we have to win together and lose together.” [avfc] #avfc pic.twitter.com/KW4lPf6kAC
— villareport (@villareport) February 1, 2020
Samatta moved to Villa Park from Belgian side Genk for £8.5m during the January transfer window and played 90 minutes in what was his Premier League debut for the club. After getting three shots on goal and completing two key passes (according to SofaScore), there is surely plenty more to come. Supporters were delighted for him and made their feelings clear on social media. One fan described him as a “true leader”, while another fan felt for him despite getting a goal that should boost his confidence.
Check out some of the best Twitter responses down below…
What a guy
— ChepsSZN (@jackp_utv) February 1, 2020
Seems like a great kid. I really hope he does it for us.
— Joe O’Reilly (@cissystrutter) February 1, 2020
Glad he got off the mark early! Seems like a humble person. Can’t wait to see him score at the Holte end.
— JH (@JohnHil1234) February 1, 2020
Feel for him, his debut goal should be a happy occasion but like he said, you can’t be happy with it
— Stiggy (@stiggaroo) February 1, 2020
— Villa Kings 🦁 (@Villa18741) February 1, 2020
Great attitude.. brave too
— driveitpaddy (@driveitpaddy83) February 1, 2020
Just keep doing what you are doing Ally 💜💙. Well get there.
— Jean Palmer (@VillaJeanK) February 2, 2020
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