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Tyrone Mings: We have to change – we’ll put it right

Dean's Debrief: Missed opportunities, dropping too deep, big decisions, responsibility and Douglas Luiz absence Wesley: Pleased to score, but we must win the game
Tyrone Mings: We have to change – we’ll put it right

Tyrone Mings says Aston Villa have to change their mental approach when leading in big games this season, and has backed his team-mates to do just that going forwards.

The claret and blues have led three times away at top-six sides this season, but have come away with nothing on both occasions.

That was again the case at Arsenal on Sunday, as John McGinn and Wesley had twice fired Villa in front, only for late goals to cost them once more.

Mings believes it may be a mindset issue – one he wants to help us solve as quickly as possible.

He said: "We were good at times on Sunday, but it feels like when we go ahead a bit of desperation creeps in. Instead, we should be tying to get another goal and really being ruthless.

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"I don’t know what it is at the moment, but it’s something we need to change. It might be a mentality thing.

"We’re a pressing team and we like to go and press. I think we should be a bit braver and go and stop teams higher up the pitch, especially if we have a man advantage.

"It’s a tough one to take at the moment, but I’m sure we’ll put it right. I don’t question the group of lads we’ve got here one bit.

"The mentality we have got us into the lead twice, but it’s a natural thing to maybe drop off after taking the lead. When they get a goal, we need to do what got us into the lead in the first place."

Dan Connor
By @danconnor 23rd September 2019