Aston Villa youngster Ashley Young is getting heaped with praises after an excellent season with the Midlands club. First it was his team mate John Carew who hailed the 21-year England international and now his club manager Martin O’Neill has showered him with more praises.
After a very good opening game against Newcastle, the move had taken its toll and it was a case of trying to get that confidence going after that. But the confidence is sky high now and the crowd love him. He loves taking people on and there is no doubt we are a lesser team without him. He’s a class player. The great thing about his own self-belief and self-confidence is that teams are doubling up on him and ignoring other players, but he doesn’t mind at all. He’s able to manoeuvre the ball from foot to foot and whip the ball in from a set-piece or, more importantly, from anywhere on the pitch. It’s very dangerous and he’s absolute class.
Young was signed by Martin O’Neill in January 2006 from Watford for a considerable £9.6 million but 21-year old is proving that he is worth every cent of that amount.