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Aston Villa: Many fans react to Dean Smith’s comments on Jonathan Kodjia

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Aston Villa fans have been reacting on Twitter to the latest comments from Dean Smith over Jonathan Kodjia’s Villa Park exit. 

This comes after Villa fan Twitter account @villareport shared a post on their page relaying Smith’s quotes that were originally published in Birmingham Live that Kodjia “wasn’t up to the standard” to play in the Premier League.

Was Jonathan Kodjia good enough for the Premier League?

Yes

Yes

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This post then gathered a lot of replies from Villa fans who were eager to share their thoughts on Smith’s assessment of Kodjia.

Here’s a sample of Villa fans responding to the post:

It was announced on Monday that Kodjia had left Villa and joined Qatar-based club Al Gharafa on a two-and-a-half-year contract (per AVFC). Now that Smith has revealed that Kodjia was sold because he wasn’t up to the right fitness level to play in the top tier of English football, a lot of Villa fans have been discussing this latest revelation.

What do we think?

The honesty and bluntness from Smith give the impression that he had an issue with Kodjia throughout the season. This could be why the striker only played 111 minutes of Premier League football across six appearances (per Transfermarkt). Now that Kodjia has left the club, Smith will now be focusing on his current squad and getting for Villa.

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