Alan Hutton admits that he has been let down by the performances of the wingers at Aston Villa this season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Villa defender insists the likes of Anwar El Ghazi and Trezeguet have failed to produce the quality he knows is there.
Villa currently lie one place off the bottom of the Premier League table, two points away from 17th and safety from the drop.
Hutton insists that he had high hopes for the wide men this season and admits that they have not performed to the levels he was expecting.
Hutton told Football Insider: “I probably wanted a little bit more from the wingers, to be honest – the likes of Trezeguet and El Ghazi.
“As well as I know El Ghazi, I know everything that he brings to the table, but it’s just that sort of winger-ness. It’s winger-ness. They’re in and out of games and it’s all about confidence when you’re that type of player.
“If you’re struggling, you’re going to struggle, that’s just a fact of the matter, that’s what happens.”
Netherlands international El Ghazi has been a mainstay in the Villa side this season, missing just three of the club’s 28 Premier League games.
Egypt star Trezeguet, who moved from Kasimpasa last summer, has also featured on a regular basis for Dean Smith, with 24 appearances in the top flight.
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