‘They are the best’: Emiliano Martinez raving about ‘top-notch’ Aston Villa duo
Former Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has heaped praise on Aston Villa duo Tyrone Mings and Ezri Konsa after their performances this season. sky sports.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Martinez was full of praise for both Consa and Mings.
The Villa duo have been a big part of Dean Smith’s stellar defensive record so far this season.
Smith’s team has tied for third-best defense in the league, conceded only 27 goals.
Level with Tottenham and Arsenal, who have also conceded just 27 goals so far this season.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Martinez said:
“It’s nice to play behind them (Konsa and Mings).”
“I always thought they were top defenders.”
The former Arsenal goalkeeper then called the pairing the best in England:
“For me, they are the two best defenders in England.”
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Stats for Mings and Konsa so far this season
both Mings and Consa The current Whoscored average is over 6.8 out of 10.
Both have also played in most of Aston Villa’s Premier League games, with more than 20 each already this season.
They both scored two goals, but Mings was the only one of the pair to have a league assist to his name.
Konsa is the younger of the two centre-backs. The 22-year-old Villa star has shown a lot of potential, considering the level Konsa has already reached.
Both defenders want a place in the England squad but Mings will make things more difficult for Konsa – with the 27-year-old already playing for Gareth Southgate’s side.
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Brian Heffernan is Head of Recruitment at Horsham FC. He also scouted for second-tier leagues and Danish clubs and worked as a freelancer in the Russian Premier League. Bryan’s work includes training and signing players, as well as creating detailed opposition profiles for first-team managers. He is also a sports journalist specializing in football.
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