Former Aston Villa right back Alan Hutton has admitted that summer signing, Ezri Konsa, has largely proven him wrong as the Scottish Cafu did have some reservations given the £12million fee we paid Brentford for his services.
The highly rated 22-year-old has had to be patient at Villa Park under head coach Dean Smith, but he’s certainly impressed many in his seven starts and substitute showing so far. Granted, he was far from his best at times against Chelsea, but he was far from alone in that.
Speaking to Football Insider this week about the youngster, Hutton had to admit that he’d been won over himself by the lad and he feels now he was a bit quick to judge him on the price tag.
“I wasn’t too sure, I hadn’t seen too much of him and I thought the price was quite high. Maybe unfairly judging him at the start but he’s had to bide his time. He’s obviously had people in front of him who have done really well in the position so he’s had to be patient. Dean Smith knows him well, he’s given him his opportunity. He’s had to wait for an injury but this is the thing that happens. He’s done that and he’s really grabbed the opportunity with both hands. The manager’s shown good faith in him so he’s obviously doing something right.”
Konsa is far from the finished product but he’s admirably stepped in for Bjorn Engels and I doubt Hutton is alone in being the only doubter who has been won over in recent weeks.
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