Steven Gerrard reveals one thing he wants Aston Villa to learn from following 4-0 win over Southampton
Villa made it six goals scored with none conceded over the last two games but Gerrard wants more
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Whilst he was admittedly delighted with the performance he had just witnessed, the former Liverpool captain was still demanding more of his side.
The way he spoke reflected just why he was a serial winner as a player and it’s an attitude he’s trying to instill within each and every player at this football club.
“I’m a perfectionist so I’ll always want us to be better, even with such a positive scoreline,” Gerrard explained.
“If there’s one learning for us as a team, it’s that we need to keep the ball better in the second-half.
“When the game gets to 3-0 and 4-0, I want to see more personality and character in terms of keeping the ball for longer periods. I don’t want to play the whole second-half in our half and just look dangerous on transition.
“I want us to become a better possession based team and stay with the ball for longer periods so there was times we were allowing the keeper to want to pump it up field. I want my defenders to open, I want us to try and build and really enjoy the ball.
“That’s the only thing I’ve said to the players after the game to learn from, we need to keep the ball for longer periods when we’re in a good place in the game and really enjoy it.”
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