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The Last Word: Björn Engels, Sean Dyche, Dean Smith, Jay Rodriguez

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The Last Word: Björn Engels, Sean Dyche, Dean Smith, Jay Rodriguez

Key figures from both camps round up Saturday's 2-2 draw between Aston Villa and Burnley.

Björn Engels

It’s like last week, the same feeling, where we could have won, so we’re disappointed.

We’re always disappointed not to keep a clean sheet, especially when the second goal came 30 to 40 seconds after we had just scored. It’s a pity.

We played well in the first half. In the second half they came into it a little bit more and at the beginning it was a little difficult. Overall, it’s just disappointing not to get that win.

We go again this week. We go to Norwich to win, simple as that. We’re going to give 200% to win there and we’ll see what happens.

We created a lot of chances and could score more but in defence we could do a little bit better, especially myself on the second goal.

Sean Dyche

I think we deserved a point, tight game, as many are in the Premier League, both sides overall found moments of quality to affect the game, with four goals from four crosses, four quality goals.

It was a bit of a ding-dong really, they started with a bit of energy, we thought that, I think the stadium saw it as, not a must-win, it’s too early for that, but an important game.

Then they go 1-0 up, but our mentality was good, we finished the half well, then we changed the shape - Corky got injured - and the players delivered that particularly well.

I thought we calmed down the game in the early part of the second half, and the stadium, and we had two or three great chances, that we didn’t take.

Then we score, they score, and we score again, and it turns into a ding-dong, a little bit niggly and close, a bit of tension in the stadium, which I enjoy, so overall, I'm pleased with a point.


Dean Smith

The first half was good. We dominated and created a number of chances.

El Ghazi's scored a really good goal and we've had one take away by VAR for offside.

It's turned scrappy in the second half. They go long and get two headers.

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Jay Rodriguez

That is football and one of those things, you have to focus on what you can do and be ready when the time comes.

I always want more and more goals and to take every chance I can. I will keep my head down and work hard.

It is healthy competition and everyone has to stay patient and continue to work hard and effect what they can affect.

Woody and Barnesy are great lads and great footballers and they have made me feel really welcome.

I always want to learn off other players and every striker I play alongside.

AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 30th September 2019