Aston Villa fans have been left in awe of an image of Jack Grealish comforting Bjorn Engels following the Belgian’s mistake in the 3-2 defeat to Tottenham.
The Villans paid the price for some shoddy defending yet again on Sunday, as the absence of Tyrone Mings was sorely felt. The England star missed out with tonsillitis, meaning Engles played in the back three alongside Kortney Hause and Ezri Konsa.
And after clawing their way back from a 2-1 deficit and dominating large parts of the second half, the hosts surrendered the points when Engels allowed Son Heung-min to race through and score a stoppage-time winner. While it would be all to easy to get on the 25 year-old’s back after such a costly error, fans are gathering in support of the defender after seeing how their skipper reacted after the match.
Check out the image in question and some of the best Twitter reactions down below, where there is of course plenty of praise for Grealish as well…
— Ross Thorpe (@rossthorpe) February 16, 2020
Feel bad for Engels ngl
— Daniel Elrington (@ElringtonDaniel) February 16, 2020
— Andrew bater (@andrew_bater) February 16, 2020
No dramas bjorn – you got us back in to the game – mistakes happen – that’s why we love football so much – strength at saints !
— Ian Barnhurst (@IanBarnhurst) February 16, 2020
Great reaction from a great leader. Bring on Southampton. UTV
— adam (@wonkeydonkey2) February 16, 2020
He is a real captain @JackGrealish
— Lucas Bae (@lllucas_21) February 17, 2020
Our captain 👍🏾
— Sinus Surgeon (@GuildfordENT) February 16, 2020
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