Aston Villa manager Dean Smith and assistant John Terry

Paul Robinson raved about Aston Villa attacker Trezeguet as he believes the winger’s pace has the potential to give Dean Smith’s side a different dimension.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former England No.1 shared that due to the raw pace Trezeguet possesses he is a game changer for the Villans.

The 25-year-old has been sparingly-used by Smith since joining the Villians in the summer with him being deployed from the bench in the club’s last three league outings.

Robinson claimed that Trezeguet’s pace allows Villa to turn defence into attack very quickly as one ball over the top of an opponent’s defence could allow the winger to cause trouble.

When asked if Trezeguet is a game changer for Aston Villa due to his pace, Robinson told Football Insider: “I think anyone with that level of raw pace is a game changer as all of sudden you offer a threat in and behind the defence.

“So the other team that are pushing up and holding a high line, they immediately drop as they know the pace that he’s got.

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“Then you’ve got that threat on the break, where one ball over the top, and you have an attacking opportunity, which means you can turn defence into attack very quickly.

“So having someone who offers you that kind of pace offers you such a different dimension to your team.”

Trezeguet has featured in all-but-one of the Villans first nine league games of the season but is yet to complete 90 minutes in the Premier League so far.

The winger hasn’t scored a goal for the club as of yet but did register an assist during the 2-2 draw with Burnley as he crossed the ball into the box for John McGinn to turn home.

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