‘Lost my head’ Fan favourite gives his verdict on that controversial Aston Villa moment
Alan Hutton has revealed that Anwar El Ghazi’s fire and passion is good for Aston Villa, as long as it is doesn’t cross the line.
El Ghazi appeared to throw a headbutt towards his teammate, although both the referee and the VAR decided there was no need for further punishment.
And Hutton, who spent last season alongside El Ghazi, feells he has the right attitude to succeed at the club.
“People gets frustrated obviously, whether it be a tackle or whatever it may be, but I think that’s in his makeup.
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“I was a bit like that myself, I wanted to be winning everything and I kind of lost my head if I didn’t get a foul or whatever, it’s just a winning mentality.
“To be honest, I don’t think it’s a bad thing to have as long as you know where the line is, that’s the problem.”
Villa boss Dean Smith confirmed that the matter was dealt with internally at half time – whilst Jack Grealish also claimed that after a few choice words the incident was put to bed.
Grealish said: “It happens sometimes in games. Emotions are running high. It probably wasn’t what we wanted.
“We came in at half-time and we all spoke. Even JT had a little word and just said, ‘Look, nothing’s personal’.
“Then I said, ‘You two can shout at each other now but before we go out there in the second half, you two are shaking hands and we’re going out together’.”