Steven Gerrard identifies worrying ‘pattern’ that Aston Villa have developed following Burnley draw

The gaffer delivered his thoughts after Villa’s final home game of the season ended all square.

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has once again been left ruing his sides lack of quality in the final third after he watched them draw 1-1 with Burnley in their final home game of the season.

Despite boasting over 70% ball possession on the night and 22 shots, they were only able to find the net once and the manager frustratedly admitted that it’s been a recurring theme since he arrived at the club.

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Steven Gerrard, Manager of Aston Villa leaves the pitch at half time during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Burnley at Villa Park

A ‘pattern forming’ is how Gerrard described it but was adamant that next season this squad will without a doubt be an improved one.

“In terms of football we were much better in the opposition today,” the boss told beIN sports.

“We had a lot of the ball, we got into some really good areas consistently.

“I think we lacked a little bit of quality in the final third.

“Outside of our goal, we kept knocking on the door, we were crossing it, we were trying to find solutions, we were throwing more at it from the bench and trying to be ambitious and bold.

“We need to get better in terms of being able to shift the block and finding breakthroughs because there’s a bit of a pattern forming where we’re getting a lot of chances but we’re not putting teams away.”

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