Rémi Garde was pleased to see Andre Green produce some "good moments" in his Barclays Premier League debut against Tottenham.
Green was a high point in the defeat to Spurs, as a brace from Harry Kane earned the visitors the victory.
The 17-year-old, from Birmingham, has been starring for the U18s and U21s this season - and was called up to the senior set-up at the end of the previous campaign - even travelling to Portugal for pre-season.
He's bided his time - and got his chance with just under half an hour to go against second-placed Spurs, who are chasing the top-flight title.
Green potentially offered a small glimpse into the future - and Garde was pleased with his contribution.
He said: "It's not a good time - a good environment - for young players to start in the first team.
"But I saw Andre training well.
"And I saw he has physical ability to make him very close to the standard I require for Premier League football.
"I am very pleased he made his debut.
"He did some good stuff, even though it wasn't easy for him.
"It's good news for Aston Villa if Andre continues to train well and continues to show the good attitude.
"He's a long way from being a regular player but he's showing good commitment in sessions and around the complex."
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