Agbonlahor explains why Delph is the perfect leader

Aston Villa attacker Gabby Agbonlahor has described teammate Fabian Delph as a 'born leader'.

Aston Villa attacker Gabby Agbonlahor has told the club’s website why he feels teammate Fabian Delph is the perfect leader.

Delph has been made skipper under manager Tim Sherwood and it’s a role, which Agbonlahor says hasn’t changed the way he goes about life at the club.

“Fabian has always been a leader on and off the pitch. Even when he didn't have the armband he always had those qualities,” he said.

“I think he's a born leader. He's talkative with the guys - he can be loud when he needs to be - and he certainly gets his points across.”

“As captain, I think you've got to be one of the best players on the pitch too and he's certainly proving that.”

The pressure is now off Delph a little bit because the club have already secured their Premier League safety despite a heavy defeat at the hands of Southampton last weekend.

However, there is still a lot to play for with the FA Cup final representing a great opportunity for the team to win some silverware.

They face a talented and creative Arsenal attack and it’s not going to be easy for the team if the match doesn’t start as they will be hoping for.

If Villa go behind early, Delph will have a big role to play in terms of keeping everyone motivated towards achieving the right result.

Winning the FA Cup would give the club momentum heading into the summer and it would definitely be an impressive and positive mark on the CV of the current skipper.

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