Two Aston Villa stars will terrorise Tottenham after Carragher reveal - Agbonlahor
Gabby Agbonlahor has tipped Aston Villa duo John McGinn and Jacob Ramsey to dominate the Tottenham midfield this weekend.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, Villa’s record Premier League goalscorer heaped praise on Ramsey who is “getting better and better with every game”.
McGinn, Ramsey and Douglas Luiz have established themselves as Dean Smith’s first choice and all three shone against Man United at the weekend.
In contrast, Tottenham’s midfield trio of Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Dele Alli and Tanguy Ndombele were widely criticised as Arsenal raced into a 3-0 lead before half-time in Sunday’s north London derby.
Jamie Carragher joked on Monday Night Football that there was “less space on the moon” than the Spurs midfield.
Asked for his assessment of Villa’s midfield trio, Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “They are all quality players and can adapt to anything.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
“Two of them could play in a 4-4-2, they can play as a three. All three of them in that central-midfield can play in any role.
“That’s what is perfect for Dean Smith. No matter who is fit, that is the midfield. It’s Ramsey, Luiz and McGinn, anybody else trying to get in there has got a lot of work to do.
“Against Spurs, he won’t change that. It will be those three in there because Dean Smith has seen how well they have done. He will have also seen how many holes in the Spurs midfield against Arsenal. He’ll know Ramsey and McGinn are so good at running with the ball that they can exploit that.
“They’re doing well in every game. I’ve noticed Jacob Ramsey is getting better and better with every game and the more experience he has. He’ll continue to do that.”