Several Aston Villa fans have been reacting on Twitter to a very poor statistic from their disappointing Premier League campaign.
According to BBC Sport (via @villareport), the Villans have conceded eight goals from corners this season, more than any other side. As well as that, they have also conceded nine headers, which is again more than any other side in the top flight.
Do Aston Villa need Domagoj Vida?
Currently sitting in 18th heading into today’s game against Burnley, it is an area Smith surely needs to address if the Midlands club are to secure Premier League survival.
How the 48-year-old does that remains to be seen, though the transfer window could be a possible solution. Villa are said to be interested in Domagoj Vida (TRT Spor via Sport Witness), whose potential arrival would give Smith another option at the back.
Until then, the ex-Brentford boss will need to find a temporary fix for his side.
Take a look at what fans have been saying below…
Only 3% of corners end in a goal statistically. For us it’s about 99%
— Sam (@willowz17) December 31, 2019
Doesn’t surprise me we look generally weak in the air never win many headers or first or second balls and when we do head it it always goes out of play or straight to the oppo.
— Pat M’Groin (@patmgroinavfc) December 31, 2019
Considering we defend with all 11 players in the box for set pieces and have some units in the team this is a dreadful stat
— villa_views (@villanews11) December 31, 2019
Literally every corner or cross we look like we will concede. It’s shocking, half way through the season
— Longclaw82 (@Longclaw9) December 31, 2019
And here are some of our fans saying we don’t need defensive bolstering and saying no to world class Vida. Wow.
— Ash (@PrashAVFC) December 31, 2019
Is there a negative statistic we don’t own?
— Alf Tupper (@AlfTupper1982) December 31, 2019
Dean Smith was a CB aswell the mind boggles
— Dave Blastland (@Blastland80) December 31, 2019
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