Post-match interview: Dean Smith vs West Ham Utd [video]

  • by Staff Writer
  • Tuesday, 17th September 2019

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith said that he was "satisfied" yet "disappointed" as his Villa side failed to break down ten-man West Ham in the final quarter of Monday night's Premier League clash.

Smith's newly-promoted side barely tested Lukasz Fabianski throughout the game - even when gifted a one-man advantage by errant official Mike Dean following the official's dismissal of Arthur Masuaku.

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And the manager felt that it was an opportunity wasted, even though Villa moved out of the Premier League's relegation zone as a result.

"I'm a little bit disappointed with the way we played when they went down to ten men," Smith told Villa's website.

"When it was 11 vs 11 I thought we were the better team and created the better chances, the big chances in the game. I just felt we never used the extra man well enough.

"Players tried to do a little bit too much on their own rather than using the football a little bit better and dragging the opposition about - and we ended up taking one or two touches too many. It resulted in us not creating enough chances."

You may watch Smith's full interview in the video below.

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