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Burton boss Hasselbaink Pays Tribute to Aston Villa Youngster

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Cameron Archer’s hat-trick led Aston Villa to a victory over Burton in the EFL cup. After the match, Burton boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink acknowledged that his side was beaten by a “quality Premier League Player.” The rising star had a fantastic game, and Dean Smith’s standing ovation clearly showed that he appreciated his performance. Aston Villa’s 2021-22 campaign has started excitingly.

The 2021-22 English Premier League is proving very competitive. Soccer betting fans must get top-quality match analyses like the ones shared on Vietnamese online bookie – Vwin, to help them make a prediction. For example, anyone that placed their money on Villa beating Manchester United won big as they went against the odds to win the match. 

Aston Villa’s exciting crop of youngsters made the headlines last year when they won against Liverpool in the Youth Cup. However, the 4-2 away win from home playing against an experienced Burton Albion squad is probably the most significant statement of intent from the Villa youngsters.  

Host’s Early Lead

Hasselbaink’s men thought they had the match under control after storming to an early 2-0 lead. But, after the two goals, Burton were reduced to bystanders as Cameron Archer started running the show.    

The youngster scored a stunning hat-trick which was also his second for the season. His performance helped his team turn around a 2-0 deficit into a 4-2 win. He scored all three goals from the edge of the box displaying his goal-scoring prowess. 

Villa’s New Star?

Before the start of the season, Aston Villa lost their captain to EPL Champions Manchester City in a record-breaking transfer. His move away from Villa left big shoes to be filled. 

Among the players that have stood up to fill the gap is young English forward Cameron Archer. At only 19, he has the potential of growing into a top striker. So far, he has made two EPL appearances, and the EFL Cup tournament offers him a chance to show his manager what he is capable of. 

He might earn a starting role once the international break is over, especially with Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins struggling to find their consistency.  

Hasselbaink stated in his comments about the match that his team were in control when they went two goals up. Burton scored from two fantastic set pieces and had many other opportunities to add to their lead and seal the match. 

However, the Burton boss also groaned how his team made it easy for Villa to stage a comeback. He claimed that his team took a back seat after going two goals up and thought they would stroll through the match. The manager also claimed that mentality is what contributed to his team’s loss. 

What Next for Aston Villa?

After the international break, Villa will host Wolves, which could give Cameron Archer a chance to score his first EPL goal. It is already evident from his performance that he has what it takes to succeed and become a great player for the club

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