‘It Was A Little Brash To Go Without Nakamba For Tottenham’

Aston Villa and Warriors midfielder Marvelous Nakamba has been hailed for his brilliant defensive display after coming on for Chelsea loanee Danny Drinkwater around the 60th minute of the 2-3 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Writing for Birmingham Live, the club’s correspondent Ashley Preece contrasted Drinkwater’s performance with that of the Zimbabwe international. He wrote:

Drinkwater made just one tackle and a single interception during his 59 minutes against Tottenham. Team-mate Marvelous Nakamba put in two tackles, made three interceptions and blocked a goal-bound shot in his 30 minutes after replacing Drinkwater.

The Mancunian, meanwhile, has been dribbled past 16 times in his four appearances, making just five tackles in that time.

… as for Nakamba, the Zimbabwean is by far Villa’s midfield king for tackles (50) and interceptions (30) from 19 games meaning, to some, it could have been seen as a little brash to go without ‘Naka’ for Tottenham.

Villa were unlucky to lose to Spurs after creating several clear-cut chances, with Bjorn Engels allowing the ball to roll under his foot, giving Son Heung Min a clear run on goal to make it 3-2 for the Londoners deep into stoppage time.

More: BirminghamLive

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