Aston Villa right-back Leandro Bacuna reveals one reason why he prefers Tim Sherwood to Paul Lambert

Tim Sherwood Press Conference Smiling 12/02/2014

The Dutchman likes the boldness in which Sherwood wants the team to play.

Aston Villa star Leandro Bacuna has been speaking this week about his preference to the football being played by the club under current boss Tim Sherwood.

The Dutchman has become a first-team regular at Villa Park under the tutelage of Sherwood, usually as an attacking minded right-back and he has been in great nick over the past few months.

He spoke to The Birmingham Mail about the new brave approach to playing that the former Tottenham boss has brought in to the club since his arrival in February this year.

He stated:

“You can’t be afraid to take the ball out there.

“You are not a Premier League footballer for no reason.

“You’re playing at this level because you’ve got quality so hiding is not the best thing to do. He wants us to go out there and play which is what I try to do.”

Villa are certainly becoming one of the more exciting teams in the division and after last season’s brush with disaster at the wrong end of the Premier League table they look well equipped to be playing above that level for the rest of the current campaign – especially after some excellent transfer dealings from Sherwood and the Villa hierarchy.

Bacuna, who has started all four of Villa’s Premier League games this season, will be hoping to retain his starting spot in the Villa first-team for the rest of the season, as they look to push on into the top-half of the table.

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