Aston Villa failed to capitalise on the opportunity to move further away from the relegation zone after falling to a 3-2 defeat at home against Tottenham.
It looked like it would be Villa’s day after they fortunately took the lead early on when Toby Alderweireld knocked the ball past Hugo Lloris, but the home side couldn’t maintain their advantage. To Spurs’ credit, they looked lively throughout with a pacy front-three, but Dean Smith’s side never really imposed themselves on the match despite having 55% possession.
One of the reasons for that was the midfield battle, with a number of Villa fans pointing Danny Drinkwater out as the weak link in the team. One supporter even called him a “waste of space” in a brutal assessment. The on-loan Chelsea man has had mixed success in his four league appearances since arriving in January.
His debut was the 6-1 defeat by Manchester City but he picked up points in his next games against Brighton and Watford. However, Villa have a number of midfielders to choose from and Drinkwater has the lowest WhoScored average rating of any player in the squad, so it is easy to see why fans are frustrated with him playing.
Here is what is being said about the former Leicester man.
send drinkwater back to chelsea
— irish zidane (@irish_zidane) February 16, 2020
Not even a bad half. Drinkwater awful as usual. We can get back into this
— Anon (@CryptoRocket12) February 16, 2020
When did Drinkwater sign for spurs haha !!! 🙂 what a waste of space
— Adam Greenaway Music (@hedonismproject) February 16, 2020
Stop playing Danny Drinkwater, he is useless, way off the pace and now is not the time to help him get back up to the speed of the prem when we are in a relegation battle
— Graeme Ward (@gward84) February 16, 2020
DRINKWATER is the problem
— the_mafellen (@sidevolvo184) February 16, 2020
Reina would be more useful in midfield than Drinkwater.
— Tonti (@jltonti) February 16, 2020
Drinkwater is shocking. Again Another loan players club saying he must play so many games. Bomb him out.
— Zaggy (@zaggy59) February 16, 2020
Aston Villa fans, what do you make of Drinkwater? Does he deserve to be playing or is he a weak point in the team? Share your views below!
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