Fabian Delph criticises quality of former Aston Villa teammates

Former Aston Villa midfielder believes the squad at Aston Villa last season was a poor one.

Fabian Delph is hoping to go one better than last season with Aston Villa, by winning a trophy with Manchester City at Wembley.

Delph was part of the Villa side which lost last season's FA Cup final to Arsenal, and is just three games away from lifting the Capital One Cup.

Ahead of a quarter-final fixture against Southampton, Delph shared his thoughts on his old Villa side, and admitted the team was low on quality.

Speaking to The Mirror, he said: "Last season’s FA Cup Final really hurt. But getting there was an achievement in itself with the squad we had.

“It wasn’t a great squad, but there was a good togetherness. We stayed safe and got to the final.

"With Villa, we really had to fight to get to the final. But I see it going the other way this year. I’m confident we can win something this time."

Delph's pain at getting so close to a trophy, yet being so far, is likely to have helped influence his controversial decision to switch teams this summer.

His description of the Villa squad as 'not great', is a diplomatic way to put it, and his departure along with Christian Benteke certainly did not help them out.

Villa are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League at present, and their current form shows no signs of turning around.

Delph may not have been wrong in his description of the Villa squad, but considering the flak he takes from fans of his old team, it is a comment he perhaps could have done without making.

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