Hutton suggests Ings angry with Aston Villa teammates after what he's seen in person
Alan Hutton has claimed Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins have been let down by their Aston Villa teammates this season.
The former Villa defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the centre-forward duo would be angry with the service from out wide and from defence.
Watkins scored his first goal of the Premier League season against Tottenham on Sunday.
He poked Matt Targett’s cross home from close range to level the scores after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s opener.
However, it was not enough for Villa to take anything from the game as Spurs ran out 2-1 winners.
Hutton, who was at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium watching on, admitted the service to the strikers was not up to scratch.
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He suggested Ings and Watkins would be disappointed with their teammates’ efforts.
“I think in the final third, whether it be a cross from the left or right, they weren’t quite at it,” Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.
“Ings and Watkins looked a little bit frustrated up front. They weren’t really getting the service they needed to go and affect the game.
“When you see them on paper, you think this is going to be excellent. A new partnership always takes time. There have been injuries, there have been different things that have affected them not always playing together.
“As well, the team, of course, need to supply them. I thought the other day, even though they had a lot of opportunities, you have to feed these players.
“There was a lot of balls from defence more like clearances than nice passes down into your attacking line. It was more launching a ball down the line and that’s not what they want.
“They need quality into them so they can then link up. I don’t think it’s just them. Of course, they have to build that relationship, but it’s about getting the right type of ball into them they can work with.”