By Amir Mir
Marc Albrighton helped Leicester City reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday night – and Aston Villa fans on Twitter are proud of their former player.
Winger Albrighton scored a magnificent second goal as the Premier League champions beat Sevilla 2-0 at the King Power Stadium to progress through to the final eight.
The Foxes won the clash against the Spanish club 3-2 on aggregate which means they have reached this stage of the European competition for the first time in their history.
Nonetheless, former Villa academy graduate Albrighton, who netted his second goal of the competition, was instrumental in his side’s victory.
Therefore, it is no surprise that the Villa supporters were questioning why they let him go but the majority were pleased for their former player.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Incredible stuff, well done Leicester! Also much love to Albrighton from an #avfc fan. Delighted for him.
— Jike McGriff (@ingreenskies) March 14, 2017
Fair play to Albrighton #AVFC
— Martin Conlan (@MConlan) March 14, 2017
Why we let albrighton go I'll never know 😳⚽😮 #avfc
— Janeyo (@janeyo_jane) March 14, 2017
— ᴊᴀᴄᴋ ᴊ ᴡ 🏴 (@Grief_Addict) March 14, 2017
Bruce's reaction to Villa giving away Bannan was priceless. Imagine the moment when he realises we let Albrighton go for nothing #avfc
— AVFC_Religion_IRL (@AVFCReligionIRL) March 14, 2017
Since #avfc let Albrighton leave for free in 2014:
He has won the PL
Scored 2 CL goals
Made CL quarter finals
Fair play to him pic.twitter.com/pBCbvRnlpK
— thevillazone (@thevillazone) March 14, 2017
So pleased for Marc Albrighton should never have been sold another disastrous decision of the previous regime #avfc
— Rob Westwood (@robwestwood76) March 14, 2017
We should never have let Albrighton leave. #AVFC
— ⚽️Villa Fan Dan🏴 🌹 (@VillaFanDan) March 14, 2017
Tamworth-born Albrighton came through the ranks of his boyhood club and made his debut for them as a teenager under the stewardship of former boss Martin O’Neill.
After the joining the club aged eight, Albrighton left on a free transfer during the summer of 2014, moving to Leicester City.
He has since won the Premier League title, played in the Champions League and is now two games away from reaching the semi-finals of that competition.
European giants Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are a few teams that await Albrighton and his side in the last eight.
In other Aston Villa news, Stan Collymore has reacted to Marc Albrighton’s Champions League performance.