Agbonlahor says he should've scored more goals for Villa


Gabriel Agbonlahor is playing in his 10th season for Aston Villa, and wishes he has more goals to his name.

Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor has admitted he could've scored more goals during his time in the side's first team as he entered his tenth Premier League campaign.

Agbonlahor's pace and power has always been a worry for opposition defences, but that pace has led to him playing both through the middle and on the wing. 

In an interview with the Birmingham Mail, he said: “I do judge myself on goals but people forget the amount of games I have played as a winger and sometimes even as a full-back.

“It’s not as if I’ve been a striker for 10 seasons!

“It’s where you are playing. That’s where I judge it.

“If I’m playing as a striker I will judge myself on my goals but if I’m playing as a winger I’m not going to get as many goals so I don’t look at that.

“People have got to understand that.

“I do definitely think I should have scored more goals."

During his time at Villa, Agbonlahor has a record of scoring 79 goals in 320 appearances in all competitions - which equates to around a goal in every four games.

It's a respectable return but evidently it's one that the 27-year-old will want to improve and he has time to. Crucial goals like the one in Saturday's win over Liverpool could prove to be valuable to the side come the end of the campaign.

The forward has time to improve his record, but as he has outlined, it isn't just on the goalscoring front where he has helped out during his Villa career - having played in different positions for the good of the team.

Villa fans may be encouraged by his comments, as it shows a hunger and desire to better his record and improve in the future.

Getting double figures for the side in every league campaign must be the target for Agbonlahor. So far this season he has two goals to his name from four games, and has got off to a good start.

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