Alan Hutton claims that Aston Villa coach John Terry will be fuming with the performance of the defenders in the 3-1 defeat to Southampton.
The former Villa and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that his old teammate will have been tearing his hair out over all three goals conceded on Saturday afternoon.
A wonderful strike from Jack Grealish was scant consolation for the Villans as Danny Ings and Jack Stephens scored the goals which pushed Dean Smith’s men into the relegation zone.
Lifting the lid on what Terry is like as a coach on the training ground, Hutton says the manager’s number two will be tearing into the whole defensive line for their performance.
“JT’s more of (a coach) who will sort it through the week,” Hutton told Football Insider.
“John Terry is very good at dissecting it all, he’ll watch it a few times, he’ll see what needs to improve, he’ll analyse it, get the clips and stuff and he’ll take the back four, all the defenders, into the room to review it all.
“He takes a lot to do with it and he’ll be very unhappy with all the goals really and the way the back four played as a unit.”
Smith lined up with Frederic Guilbert, Bjorn Engels, Kortney Hause and Matt Targett as his back four on Saturday, regular centre-back Tyrone Mings missing his second successive Premier League game through injury.
The Villans’ next game sees them take on Norwich City on boxing day, the Canaries sitting three points behind in 19th place.
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