Thursday Oct 29, 2020. 16:00
Egyptian forward Mahmoud Trezeguet’s place in Aston Villa’s starting XI is up for grabs, according to former right-back Alan Hutton.
The arrival of Bertrand Traore, who replaced Trezeguet in Villa’s 3-0 loss to Leeds United last weekend, has put the Egyptian’s hopes of regular playing time under threat.
Speaking about the Leeds game, Alan Hutton talked about Villa’s attacking players and claimed that Trezeguet could be the one in danger of losing his place.
“I mean, if you look at the whole Aston Villa team, it’s the position that is up for grabs, in my opinion,” Hutton told Football Insider.
“Obviously they paid a lot of money for Traore so he’s had to wait for his opportunity. I thought Trezeguet was quiet [against Leeds] but I think you have to look at the whole team, they never got the service that they would want.
“They defended really deep and when they eventually got the ball back, there was nothing, there were no options, Leeds were swarming all over them. It was a difficult night for all the attacking players.
“He [Trezeguet] is probably the one that’s most scared of losing his position,” concluded Hutton.
The Pharaohs attacker has yet to score for Villa this season, but he has credit in the banks with the club’s supporters and manager Dean Smith after playing a key role in their Premier League survival last term.