Bertrand Traore Set to fit in Grealish Shoes
Aston Villa new signing Bertrand Traore has been backed to be an Aston Villa success by assistant boss John Terry after a brilliant goal on his debut. Aston Villa beat Bristol City 3-0 to set up a Carabao Cup fourth-round tie with Stoke City which comes up next week. The first goal came from Anwar El Ghazi after a good work by Keinan Davis and Traore hit a wonderful side-footed volley before Ollie Watkins added a third.
The Aston Villa assistant boss said: “He hasn’t played in a while. So to get the goal and top it off was good.” “He was someone at Chelsea who was very hungry. He went away from the Premier League but he’s always had that desire to come back and prove himself.” “He’s got that opportunity now at Aston Villa and personally and professionally we’re delighted to have him.”
“He can isolate people in one-on-one situations and we have that on the other side with Jack as well,” said Terry. “That might free Jack up as well if we can play very quickly during games.” The striker could take some of the pressure off Villa captain Jack Grealish, who was last season’s top scorer in the Premier League with eight.