Exclusive: Hutton tearing hair out over Villa speed machine letting the team down
Alan Hutton is tearing his hair out over super-quick Trezeguet after his performance for Aston Villa against West Ham.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Villa and Scotland favourite admitted he was bitterly disappointed by what he saw from the 26-year-old in the 2-1 defeat.
The Egypt international, 26, started for the Villans at the London Stadium but was substituted with 15 minutes to play after he suffered a cut on his head.
Speaking at his post-match press conference, as quoted by Birmingham Live, Dean Smith insisted his side “needed a little bit more in the wider areas” following the defeat.
Hutton has echoed his former manager’s assessment and admitted he was disappointed by Trezeguet’s lack of cutting edge on Monday night.
Hutton told Football Insider: “I think we need more from wide areas, the likes of Trezeguet.
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“He’s got pace, he’s got trickery, but I didn’t actually see him ever take on Cresswell. There were a couple of times where he was in a position where he could have went forward but decided to turn out and come back and play it safe.
“I don’t know if that’s a confidence thing or not but I think Dean Smith’s right, we need to see more from the wide players and I include everybody in that – Traore, El Ghazi, they’re players that have got great technique and ability but they need to be showing it more on the park.”
Trezeguet has played 51 times for Aston Villa since joining the club last summer with seven goals and five assists.
However, he is yet to hit the back of the net this season and has just one Premier League assist in eight starts.
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