Date: 19th February 2020 at 6:40pm
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Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to respond to comments made by former Villa defender Richards on the club. 

This comes after Villa news account @AVFC_News shared a post on their official Twitter page that included an article from the Birmingham Mail, which relayed Richards’ comments from BBC Radio 5 Live.

Richards claimed that Villa’s defensive issues are “starting to get worrying” and that the team are “too reliant” on Jack Grealish.

Are Villa too reliant on Jack Grealish?





These comments from Richards then gathered a lot of replies from Villa fans who were keen to weigh in on the Englishman’s assessment of the club.

Here’s a sample of Villa fans criticising Richards’ comments:

Richards made 31 appearances for the Midlands club during his tenure from 2015 until his retirement in 2019 (per Transfermarkt). Now that Richards has been speaking on his former club and their problems this season in the , this has paved the way for plenty of Villa fans to respond on Twitter with their negative thoughts on their former player.

What do we think?

In regards to Richards’ comments on Villa’s worrying defence, Dean Smith’s side are currently the only team to have conceded as many as 50 goals in the Premier League this season. As for being too reliant on Grealish, the 24-year-old currently has the most goals, assists, passes and shots out of anyone at Villa this season (per Premier League). So Richards’ comments aren’t really that ridiculous.