Dwight Yorke identifies his biggest concern about Aston Villa

New manager Roberto Di Matteo poses after the press conference

Aston Villa are currently one of the favourites to win promotion from the Championship.

Dwight Yorke

Dwight Yorke has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show, which was broadcast on TalkSPORT on August 1st, that his biggest concern about Aston Villa is the mentality of the club.

Villa were relegated from the Premier League for the first time in their history last term, and they won just three matches in the entirety of the campaign.

The Claret and Blues put in a series of dire performances, yet the anticipated clear out has not come.

Villa have actually kept hold of the bulk of their squad from last season, and Yorke admits he is concerned that their attitudes will not have changed.

New manager Roberto Di Matteo during the press conference

“[Roberto] Di Matteo has come in who I know reasonably well,” Yorke said. “My biggest concern about Villa is the mentality at the football club. If they don’t have the mentality of getting promotion straight away, they will struggle again.

“In the Championship, teams will be coming to Villa thinking this is an amazing stadium but if you don’t have a team to back that up you will get turned over every time.”

Villa are currently one of the favourites to win the Championship, as Di Matteo seems to have brought some stability to the Midlands club.

New manager Roberto Di Matteo poses after the press conference

Yorke had actually wanted to take the Villa’s manager job, before Di Matteo was appointed.

Villa’s pre-season has gone well, with the side picking up some impressive results - although they were beaten 3-1 by Middlesbrough in their last outing.

The Villains begin their competitive campaign at the weekend, with a match against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

General view before the game - Villa Park

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