By Alan Hutton

23rd Oct, 2019 | 3:52pm

Exclusive: Alan Hutton claims 'Unbelievable' Villa star needs to 'Get his head right'

Alan Hutton has backed Aston Villa winger Anwar El Ghazi to bounce back from his disappointing performance against Brighton on Saturday. 

The former Villa and Scotland international, speaking in an exclusive interview with Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the 24-year-old attacker is an “unbelievable player but that he has a tendency to float in and out of games.

The former Lille forward played 76 minutes against Brighton in the 2-1 win, passing up at least one clear-cut opportunity when he blazed over from the six-yard box.

Hutton says that the Dutch international has the ability to produce real moments of magic and backed his former teammate to put Saturday’s performance behind him.

Hutton told Football Insider: “This is the flip side to a winger. Anwar can give you something that’s unbelievable and obviously he had the chance to score a goal and he blasted it over the bar.

“It’s just one of those things with wingers. They can be in and out of games. One minute they’re magic, the next minute they’re not quite in it. He’s an unbelievable talent, I’ve seen it first hand. 

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“That won’t bother him too much, it’ll just be about (making sure he can) get his head right for the next one.”

El Ghazi, 24, has played nine times for Villa across all competitions this season, eight of those games coming in the Premier League, with two goals and four assists under his belt.

Villa’s next game sees them take on reigning Premier League champions Manchester City, Pep Guardiola’s side coming off the back of a 5-1 win over Atalanta.

In other Aston Villa news, Paul Robinson has been left raving over one underused player at Villa Park.