'So much promise' - Exclusive: Alan Hutton disappointed in Villa duo who dazzled in training

Alan Hutton admits he has been left disappointed by the performances of Aston Villa wingers Anwar El Ghazi and Trezeguet this season.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Villa and Scotland defender says he knows how good the duo can be, having played against the Dutch international in training and hearing rave reviews of the Egyptian from his old teammates.

El Ghazi has chipped in with two goals and three assists in his 11 Premier League outings while Trezeguet also has two goals and one assist in the same amount of games as his Villa counterpart.

Hutton says that knowing how impressive the pair can be on the training ground means he was expecting a bit more from them this season.

“I think I would like to see a little bit more from the wide men, to be honest,” Hutton told Football Insider.

“They come with so much promise, obviously I know Anwar and I know how good he can be. I’ve trained with him every day, he’s taken me on, we’ve played attack versus defence and I know how lethal he can be. I’d just like to see a bit more.

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“Trezeguet on the other side, came with a big reputation, the boys were really excited when they watched him in training. They’re definitely capable of more.” 

Villa boss Dean Smith has a number of options to call upon out wide this season, having also brought in Jota from Birmingham City over the summer to bolster his squad for the Premier League.

The Villans are sitting just one place and three points ahead of the relegation zone after 12 games, with a clash against former manager Steve Bruce and Newcastle United their first game back after the international break.

In other Aston Villa news, Hutton claims that Smith is set for a boost in training thanks to an “infectious” star.