Villa boss praises Adomah

Author: Peter Sarbah
Albert Adomah
Albert Adomah

Aston Villa boss, Dean Smith, has praised Ghanaian international, Albert Adomah, for his contribution in their 2-1 victory over Norwich City on Tuesday.

The manager was impressed by the 30-year-old winger’s effort at mounting pressure on their opponents until he was substituted due to a knee injury.

Adomah was reported to have given Norwich City full back, Max Aaron, a difficult time during the game.

Adomah’s current form has come as a surprise to many of the club’s faithful, especially when he was nearly axed from the club by former boss, Steve Bruce, according to reports.

He has, however, found favour with the current boss, Smith, who has given him the opportunity to revive his career, leading to the Ghanaian starting their last two games resulting in that splendid performance on Tuesday.

The manager confirmed Adomah’s injury on the club’s website but added that another player, Tammy Abraham, also picked a knock which has dealt the club a serious blow.

“Albert got a knock to the knee and had to come off,” said Smith. “It was a blow, that one, because I thought he was giving their full-back some real trouble.

“Tammy's was a knock to the head. We've lost them, but all in all we've got to do better at defending the crosses,” he added.

Smith must now bounce back from his first defeat as Villa manager, and he has been dealt with two blows with injuries to Albert Adomah and Tammy Abraham, who were substituted for Anwar El Ghazi and Scott Hogan within four minutes of each other.