Bjorn Engels was in action for Aston Villa against RB Leipzig.
Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to give their reaction to the performance of Bjorn Engels against RB Leipzig.
Villa were in action on Saturday afternoon, as the promoted Premier League outfit took on Leipzig in Germany.
Dean Smith’s side won the match 3-1 and maintained their perfect record in pre-season friendly matches.
Engels was in action for the Villans against Leipzig, and the 24-year-old central defender played well for the Villa Park outfit.
The former Belgium Under-21 international played well, showing some great positional sense, and defended without fear.
Engels joined Villa from Reims in the summer transfer window for a transfer fee reported by The Express & Star to be worth £9 million.
The defender has arrived with a strong reputation, and he is likely to establish himself in Smith’s starting lineup right from the start.
The Villans’ opening Premier League game is against Tottenham Hotspur next weekend.
Villa fans were impressed with the performance of Engels against Leipzig and have praised the Belgian on Twitter.
Below are some of the best comments:
Very impressed. Got in front of everything, blocking all sorts of things— nicknackjames (@nicknackjames1) August 3, 2019
My man of the match today, him and Tyrone will be a brilliant partnership I’m hoping— David Summers (@davidsummers64) August 3, 2019
He looks absolutely quality tbf— Can Defend FC (@MagicMcginn) August 3, 2019
Wow Heaton looks like he’s going to be just fine down at the Villa, some amazing saves today. Engels and Mings also look like a very solid partnership. Bring on Spurs #avfc— Chris Bedworth (@AVFCBedders) August 3, 2019
Heaton, Mings and Engels will back a solid unit this season, was under so much pressure at one stage but the entire defence stood their ground #avfc— Jamie Morris (@Truevillainavfc) August 3, 2019
Good win for Villa against a strong Red Bull Leipzig team!— Aston Avfc (@astonmc01) August 3, 2019
Do think Hourihane would be better a CM than DM and the perfect replacement for McGinn if needed but he just doesn’t protect the defence well enough.
Heaton is unreal and I’m really loving Engels too!#avfc #utv
I said the exact same after his first run out in Claret & Blue Kas at Walsall, Engels was a class above. His communication and how comfortable he is on the ball, alongside the usual defensive duties were outstanding. Proper player, glad he’s ours. #AVFC— Kris Carr (@1KrisCarr) August 3, 2019
We defended exceptionally despite a few minutes in the second half when heaton turned into superman but mings and Engels looked superb— max redfern (@maxredfern1) August 4, 2019