Stan Collymore has suggested that Aston Villa new boy Wesley ‘needs coaching’.
Wesley was Villa’s most expensive signing of the summer, but he has not made a particularly encouraging start in the Premier League.
The Brazilian has started Villa’s first two matches, but he has failed to have much of an impact.
Dean Smith’s side have now been beaten by Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth in their first two games back in the top flight, with Wesley struggling in both games.
And Collymore has expressed doubts over the Villa front-man, as he thinks he is making basic errors.
Wesley— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) August 17, 2019
Needs CF coaching.
Being pushed towards the ball too easily by a CD, putting his touch under enormous pressure at speed.
Face the goal, push defender back towards the goal, turn quickly and go towards ball.
Buys himself 2 seconds to get a good touch and be reliable.
Hey @AVFCOfficial, get @EmileHeskeyUK down BH a couple of times a week to work with Wesley.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) August 17, 2019
The kid has a lot of promise but needs to learn the basics of front play, bringing others into the game and line leading.
I guarantee the big man can help him.#UTV
Wesley is making a huge step up by coming to Villa so it is understandable that he is taking time to adjust to playing in the top flight.
Dean Smith needs to the striker to find his feet sooner rather than later though, as he is carrying a lot of Villa’s goalscoring burden.
The claret and blues are next in action against Everton at home, and Wesley could face another difficult test, as Marco Silva's side are still yet to concede this season.
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