Micah Richards hails Aston Villa's Douglas Luiz for debut goal

Dean Smith head coach of Aston Villa talks to the press during a press conference at the Aston Villa Bodymoor Heath training ground on August 08, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

Douglas Luiz made his full debut for Aston Villa on Saturday.

Callum Wilson of AFC Bournemouth is tackled by Douglas Luiz of Aston Villa  during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and AFC Bournemouth  at Villa Park on August 17, 2019 in...

Micah Richards has lauded the 'special' Douglas Luiz for his 'unbelievable' goal for Aston Villa as they were beaten 2-1 by Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

Defensive-midfielder Luiz was making his full debut for Villa, and the game didn't start off in the best manner for him or his new teammates because they were 2-0 down after 10 minutes.

 

Luiz was at fault for the second goal, but in the second half, he netted a wonderful curling effort from outside of the area, but that wasn't enough to secure all three points for his team.

Speaking to Final Score on BBC One (17/08/2019), the recently retired Richards was full of praise for Luiz after he netted on his debut. 

"Unbelievable," Richards told Final Score. "Before Douglas was at fault for one of the goals, so he maybe tried to do a little bit of a dummy. 

Douglas Luiz of Aston Villa scores his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and AFC Bournemouth  at Villa Park on August 17, 2019 in Birmingham, United...

"He's redeemed himself with that goal and it's a special, special goal to score on your Premier League debut with Aston Villa, so well played to the lad - Grealish again got the assist." 

Despite back-to-back defeats, there are still a lot of positives to take for Dean Smith's side, but they will be well aware that they need to cut out the individual mistakes. 

If that can happen then things will fall into place for the Midlands outfit, who will now turn their attention to taking on Everton next Friday. 

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