Aston Villa players have stated that Mile Jedinak is “always angry” when describing their teammate in an ‘Emoji game’.
The 32-year-old is one of the most senior players in the dressing room and is known for his hard-hitting, leadership skills on the field of play.
Despite Villa missing out on promotion during the recently concluded Championship campaign, Jedinak was one of the club’s top performers.
The defensive-minded midfielder, who moved to the club from Crystal Palace last summer, protected the back four and allowed the rest of the team to flourish in the final third.
Seven Villa players, including Conor Hourihane, Scott Hogan, Alan Hutton, Albert Adomah, Jack Grealish, Jordan Lyden and Henri Lansbury all explained why he is angry.
“Angry guy,” Hourihane told the club’s official Twitter account. “Great guy, but he has got that aggressiveness about him.”
“The big scary Australian,” Hogan added. “I think that sums him up.”
Midfielder Henri Lansbury also had his say on his fellow teammate: “On the pitch, he is a leader, he wants to win and he’s always angry.”
Australia international Jedinak will be a key member of Steve Bruce’s team next term as he has been tasked with helping the club make a return to the Premier League.
The likes of Gary Gardner, Conor Hourihane, Henri Lansbury and possibly Aaron Tshibola will partner the experienced player throughout next season.
Just like his manager, Jedinak understands what it takes to earn promotion from the second tier when he did it during his time at Palace.
He captained the London club to the top tier in 2013, winning the club’s Player of the Year award in the process.