West Ham United beat Aston Villa in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday evening, and Robert Snodgrass had some pleasant words to say about the Villans.
The 30-year-old continued his rejuvenation by scoring the Hammers’ final goal, by rounding the goalkeeper after a lovely through ball from Marko Arnautovic.
It was a well taken goal, which came after he received a warm welcome from the handful of Villa fans that attended the game, and the feelings are definitely mutual in the eyes of the Scotland international.
Speaking after the game to the club’s official website, he said: “Listen, it’s great first and foremost to come back and see them, but I’m a West Ham player.
“I’ve loved my time here when I’ve been involved and playing, but obviously last year I went out and played games and bonded with the Aston Villa fans, staff and players and everyone around the city, so I appreciate them for that.”
Snodgrass spent the entire 2017/18 campaign on loan at Villa Park, and scored seven goals in 40 Championship appearances for the club.
His performances for Villa were consistently good, and the fans certainly hold a great respect for the winger, with many keen to see him return for the new season. Although the way he has been playing in pre-season under Manuel Pellegrini, that is surely unlikely:
Bring him home pic.twitter.com/HcuItIIra9— Andy (@AGAVFC) 25 July 2018
Bit teary eyed reading that. Come back Snodders.— Cara Parker (@caraparker84) 25 July 2018
Come home snoddy— villanfranco (@8c1bfranco) 25 July 2018
He’s the one Id want back! Please Santa, all i want for christmas is a Snodgrass. Oh and can I have it early please?— Michael Price (@mprice14) 25 July 2018
Come home snoddy!!! Any chance of another loan?— Michael Hellyer (@Hellyer7) 25 July 2018
This is why I love snoddy— Harry/Villa (@VillaHutton6789) 25 July 2018
he just gets it. Please just come back— Charlie (@AVCJX) 25 July 2018
Snoddy is top drawer, can’t remember any player giving his all so much in every game that he played for us.— Eric Grindrod (@eric_grindrod) 25 July 2018
Robert reminds me of how players were like in the old days. A true gentleman. Hope he has a brilliant season wherever that may be #classact— Andy Turnstile (@AndrewUllah) 26 July 2018
Resign him— Michael Nott (@BillBones84) 26 July 2018