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Aston Villa defender Konsa rejects Watkins doubters

Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins has been backed to silence his doubters.

The attacker was not in the best of form as Villa could only manage a 0-0 draw against ten-man Leeds United away from home in the Premier League.

Despite their opponents having a man less for a significant portion of the game, Watkins and the other Villa attackers could not find the back of the net to claim all three points.

Manager Steven Gerrard even admitted post-game that his attackers had to improve their level.

However, center-back Ezri Konsa stated on Watkins post-match: “Ollie himself knows it was a frustrating game. He had chances in the first half and the second.

“He didn't put them away but I am sure he will bounce back. As a team, he helps us a lot with his work rate."

He added: “Everyone can see, if you watch him closely, he gets frustrated with himself. But he brings a lot to our team. He'll bounce back."



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