Aston Villa journalist Pat Rowe has been sharing his praise for Villa defender Kortney Hause.
This comes after Rowe made an appearance on a recent episode of Villa-themed podcast Claret & Blue from the Birmingham Mail, where he discussed a variety of topics concerning Dean Smith’s side, including their 1-0 victory, which confounded bonuscodebets odds, over Manchester United in their previous Premier League outing.
On the subject of Hause, who scored Villa’s winning goal and managed to keep a clean sheet in the win over the Red Devils, Rowe had this to say about the defender.
He said: “He’s another player that’s just developed tenfold under Smith.
“He always looks so assured now this season, and physically, he just dominates players, he’s got the pace.
“I highlighted that I might not be comfortable with [Tyrone] Mings and him in a back three because they’re both so left-footed, but I don’t think I had any moments of panic at all, so I’m fine with it.
“Him and [Axel] Tuanzebe to battle for that last centre-back place if they’re playing in a back three is completely fine with me.”
TIF Thoughts on Pat Rowe’s comments on Hause…
Villa originally signed Hause on a loan deal from fellow Premier League club Wolves in the 2019 January transfer window before signing him on a permanent basis for £3.06 million in the following summer window.
Overall, the 26-year-old, who is currently valued at £4.5 million according to Transfermarkt, has made 50 appearances for the Villans across all competitions, in which he has managed to score three goals in the process.
Given how Hause managed to help Villa keep a clean sheet in the game at Old Trafford, which was his first Premier League match of the season where he played the full 90 minutes, against a team that has scored 13 goals already this season just goes to show why Rowe was so full of praise for the defender.
As well as Rowe’s praise, the fact that Birmingham Live listed Hause as their Man of the Match with an overall performance rating of 9/10 for his “strong and powerful” display, shows just how impressive he was in the game.
Do you think Hause should be starting regularly for Villa?
In our view, given how Villa have been playing in a 3-5-2 formation for their three previous league fixtures as Rowe mentioned, we feel that Hause has proved that he should be a regular starter for the team moving forward.