Alan Shearer has criticised Aston Villa forward Trezeguet following the 27-year-old’s actions during the club’s 2-1 defeat to Brentford on Sunday - their 11th of the season and fourth under Steven Gerrard.
Shearer, who is the Premier League’s highest-goalscorer, dubbed the Egyptian international’s dive at the end of the match as an ‘embarrassing’ moment.
Trezeguet made his return to the Villa squad after being sidelined for several months, following an ACL injury he sustained against Liverpool in April.
He was brought on by Gerrard with the 10 minutes remaining and seemed to intentionally dive to try and win a penalty for the Midlands outfit.
The winger’s actions came under scrutiny from pundits and fans watching the match, with Shearer expressing his views on Match of the Day 2 later that evening.
“I don’t like it at all,” the former Blackburn and Newcastle forward said.
Fortunately for the ex-England international and those who agree with him, they won’t be seeing these antics repeated by Trezeguet in the Premier League any time soon, with the forward set to join the Egypt squad for the upcoming African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The tournament, which begins on January 9, will see a number of Premier League players represent their countries at the competition. Fellow Villa star Bertrand Traore has been called-up to the Burkina Faso squad too.
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