Everton man Seaums Coleman comments on Aston Villa's Conor Hourihane about frank interview

Conor Hourihane of Aston Villa during a training session at the club's training ground at Bodymoor Heath on November 01, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

The Everton and Aston Villa players have teamed up together this past fortnight on international duty.

Seamus Coleman of Everton celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Burnley FC at Goodison Park on May 03, 2019 in Liverpool, United...

Seamus Coleman has told the Irish Examiner that he was very impressed by Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane’s interview.

Villa man Hourihane opened up about his struggles with seeing younger players not putting in enough effort on the training ground nowadays.

And Coleman, who is captain of Ireland, believes that the Aston Villa midfielder is exactly right with his analysis.


“I actually read that interview with Conor and spoke to him afterward,” he said.

“I thought it was brilliant. He is right. The game’s changing. There are so many different personalities but I do think that drive probably isn’t the same anymore in kids.”

Hourihane’s drive has seen him complete a rather remarkable career story at Villa.

Conor Hourihane of Aston Villa in action during during a training session at the club's training ground at Bodymoor Heath on October 25, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

The Ireland international has risen through the lower leagues to become a Premier League player at Villa.

Hourihane will now come up against Coleman in the top flight in the coming campaign, when Villa take on Everton.

Hourihane may not be a permanent starter for Dean Smith’s side, but he still plays a fairly important role, and should get plenty of game time over the course of the campaign.

Conor Hourihane of Ireland during the UEFA Nations League B match between Republic of Ireland and Wales at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on October 16, 2018

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