The Athletic’s Gregg Evans has revealed there was ‘shouting’ and ‘finger-pointing’ in the Aston Villa dressing room after their calamitous defeat against Wolves.
The Villans looked to be on course to claim a comfortable victory over their Midlands rivals, being 2-0 up with just 10 minutes remaining on the clock.
However, late goals from Romain Saiss, Conor Coady and Ruben Neves turned the game on its head. Understandably, the dramatic result left Villa captain Tyrone Mings extremely frustrated.
While talking on the 1874 podcast, Evans has now claimed that before Mings had to go out and speak to the press, the defender confronted his own dressing room first.
He explained: “They’re put in front of the cameras so quickly after the defeat that it does hurt.
“He’d had a little time in the dressing room to speak to the players, where I believe there was a little bit of shouting and finger-pointing before Dean Smith came in.
“And then he was, you know, put in front of cameras to analyse that defeat.”
TIF Thoughts on Tyrone Mings and Aston Villa…
He has led the team out in all but one Premier League game so far this season. Notable wins at home to Everton and away at Manchester United have promised a season of high potential for the Villans.
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However, back-to-back defeats – first against Tottenham Hotspur and then the capitulation versus Wolves – have shown that this campaign could go either way for Mings and co.