Aston Villa training ground reveal was dropped by expert after conversation with Gerrard
Gabby Agbonlahor has said Steven Gerrard will be “handy” in training Aston Villa.
Addressed exclusively to Football initiate, Villa’s record-breaking Premier League scorer has revealed he spoke to Gerrard who is “willing to give it his all”.
The 41-year-old took his first Training session at his new club on Monday (November 15) after leaving Rangers last week.
He is preparing his team for the visit to Brighton & Hove Albion this weekend.
“Since I trained with him in England, he was always the one who demanded the most from the players”, Agbonlahor said Football initiate correspondent Connor Whitley.
“He will demand the maximum from these Villa players. You will see a big change in the way the players get to the ball, in the way the players come back.
“He will expect his whole team to press together and at the right time.
“I’m just excited about it. I thought it was hard for Dean Smith but the football continues. If anyone was perfect for the job, it’s Steven Gerrard.
“It will come in handy in training,” I heard. He just demands a lot on the training ground.
“Plus, he was a player not too long ago, so he’s going to have the right balance of having fun. He’s going to want to work hard with the players but he’s going to want to have a little fun and not be so strict.
“Around the training ground, he will have standards but he will have the right balance. He will be in touch with the new era of players.
“He’s the perfect manager and I’m jealous of not being a player under Gerrard. Watching the Rangers and the connection he had with the fans, the passion he showed after every game, pumping his arms. It is an exciting time.
“I can’t wait and managed to have a quick chat with Gerrard. He said he was going to give it his all, he’s full and he’s really excited to be at Aston Villa.
In other news, Smith plans to lure an Aston Villa lender to Norwich City in January.