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Aston Villa: Fans agree with Martin Laursen’s comments on Tyrone Mings

Aston Villa: Fans agree with Martin Laursen’s comments on Tyrone Mings - Aston Villa

A lot of Aston Villa fans are agreeing with former defender Martin Laursen’s comments in the Athletic criticising current centre-back, Tyrone Mings.

Laursen made 91 appearances for Villa, per Transfermarkt, and the experienced Danish centre-back believes that the Englishman has made mistakes and does not look like he is always focused during matches.

“I’ve just seen this big guy, who was strong, quick, great with his left foot and great on the ball. He has everything to be a great centre-half”, he said.

“But he can do better. For me, it’s very important if the centre-half is focused and doesn’t make as many mistakes.”

Obviously, Mings has been called up to the England squad this season by manager Gareth Southgate. Still, if you look at some of his defensive statistics on WhoScored in comparison with his teammates, Ezri Konza and Bjorn Engels, you see that he actually has on average the least tackles per game and interceptions per game. Indeed, even though he clearly has moments that are worthy of a national call-up, there is still room for improvement.

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His mistake earlier this season against Manchester City also backs up Laursen’s point and perhaps if he could maintain focus for the whole 90 minutes, the club might have conceded less than 56 goals in the Premier League this season, per SofaScore, the most in the division.

Here’s what fans had to say following the comments:

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