Trezeguet Out for the Season
It didn’t look good for Trezeguet when he was helped off the pitch at Anfield in tears having injured his knee in the 2-1 loss to Liverpool.
The club today confirmed the Villa winger had ‘suffered knee ligament damage’ and will undergo surgery.
The possible spectrum for the expected time out for the Egyptian international is quite wide, depending on the extent of the damage.
Having received the kind of well wishing messages from his teammates and his fellow countryman Mo Salah, that players normally only receive for long-term injuries, Trezeguet is certainly expected to have a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
He’ll certainly miss the remainder of the 2020/21 season and in a best case scenario, will be doing well to return in the first half of next season.
Typical Villa Luck
Some Villa supporters will see the injury as typical Villa luck, with Trezeguet having received a much needed confidence boost just last week, with the brace he scored coming off the bench against Fulham, to help Villa to a 3-1 comeback win.
With Jack Grealish’s time on the sidelines extended, Villa are now down to two wide midfielders in their squad in Anwar El Ghazi and Bertrand Traore to serve Dean Smith’s favoured formation.
Since the formation has lacked spark for most of 2021, there maybe the temptation to now look at a different approach. While the likes of Ollie Watkins and Matty Cash can play in wide midfield positions, they are perhaps too key in their current positions to sacrifice. With Villa destined for a mid-table position, Smith will certainly have the chance to blood U-23 players before the end of the season.
We wish Trezeguet a speedy recovery.
It was Trent’s fault pushing him over – and indeed it should have been a penalty!!! Even 3 Reds supporters I was watching with called out “Penalty” before I did…..
I only trust that Trent realises what he has done and personally contacts Trez to apologise for causing the injury. But from what I hear from the England camp, he appears to be a bit above his station, so I wouldn’t count on an apology anytime soon.
Just one other thing…. we should be concerned that we have yet another ACL(?) injury. Could this be anything to do with the fitness training? Just wondering….
Gutted for the guy – clearly upset and knew something was wrong. He’s gone from being a cm away from scoring the winner against a top team to being on the sidelines for months. Cruel luck – get back soon!
I think the time has come where not only do we start blooding the young guns but the club goes all out to buy 5 quality players eg :- 2 strikers, 2 wingers and a central mid and a must for the rest of the season is to move John McGinn up forward. This idea of keeping him in a defensive position is just ridiculous, a waste of talent sitting back there.
Dean Smith has too become far more creative for the club to have any chance of progressing long term, other teams are beginning to read his pattern of play quite easily now, nows the time for the Gaff to throw caution to the wind… UTMV.
there is actually another option apart from using the youngsters & it would also create another option as to who should captain the team in Jacks absence , as Elmo has & can play as a winger & is experienced captaining Egypt
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