Ian Wright offers his opinion on Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor after goalscoring performance

Gabriel Agbonlahor

Ian Wright believes Gabriel Agbonlahor has been underachieving for too long at Aston Villa.

Pundit Ian Wright has told The Sun that he thinks Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor should be doing a lot better than he has been in recent years.

Villa picked up a second win in their last five games with a 2-0 victory over Norwich City on Saturday afternoon, as Joleon Lescott and Gabriel Agbonlahor both found the back of the net in a vital win for Remi Garde's men.

They still lie eight points adrift of safety, but they've given themselves a fighting chance of avoiding the drop with ten points from the last five matches.

Surprisingly, Agbonlahor was one of the heroes from Saturday's game, as he picked up his first goal of the season in just his fourth appearance since Garde's appointment back in November.

The 29-year-old has spent his entire career on the books at Villa, and he was initially a star with 50 goals between 2006 and 2010, but he has scored just 11 goals in his last three seasons, and has faded into obscurity at Villa Park.

Villa will be hoping that Agbonlahor's goal against Norwich kickstarts his career again, but pundit Ian Wright has told The Sun that he isn't sure about that just yet.

Wright says that he hasn't seen the blistering pace that Agbonlahor once possessed, and question his training regime for that, whilst also suggested that the striker is just too comfortable at Villa having spent his whole career there - meaning he has underachieved in recent years.

"I think that when he burst on to scene with that pace when he got into the England side, I think a couple of years ago he was saying he wanted to get back to that form that got him to the England side, but I haven't seen it," said Wright.

"He's somebody that looks pretty big to me. I'm not sure how hard in training he's working, but he does look like somebody that could lose a few pounds and get himself going again. I think maybe he's in the comfort zone of Villa, I can't understand where else he would go. Would you, as a manager, look at Agbonlahor and think 'I'm going to take him'? What does he do to make you think he would bring something to your team?"

"I feel that he's a player that should have done a lot more than he's done up to this point, and Villa, with the ability that he's had and the money I'm sure they're paying him, would have expected a lot more from him. I feel that he's somebody that could have worked a lot harder on himself and on his game, and he should be doing a lot better than he is at the moment," he added.

Can Agbonlahor score the goals to keep Villa in the Premier League?

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