Aston Villa’s on-loan striker Tammy Abraham has said that the team must avoid any complacency in the forthcoming matches as they seek to qualify for the end of the season playoffs. The west Midlands side were without Tyrone Mings and Jack Grealish for the recent meeting against Bristol City but they still managed to secure a 2-1 victory at the weekend.
Speaking after the game, Abraham, who scored the opening goal from the penalty spot, said that the club can look far ahead for the timebeing and they must concentrate on a game-by-game basis as they seek to finish in the top six, he said: “We can’t get complacent now. We have to go into every game like it is our last and put in performances.”
Dean Smith’s men had been on a roll with seven victories on the bounce and they continued the good run of form with yet another three points. With the result, they have propelled to the fifth spot with a handy five-point gap over seventh-placed Middlesbrough and they seem destined to make the playoffs, barring a poor run during the final four games of the season.
Meanwhile, “Abraham has enjoyed a brilliant season with Villa and Saturday’s goal against Bristol was his 24th for the club from 36 league appearances“. His efforts have helped the Villains propel to the top six from a mid-table position during the first half of the season, but there remains “work to be done“ before the end of the campaign.
Villa currently have four more games during the normal league season and out of those, two are against second-placed Leeds United and leaders Norwich City. Villa succumbed to defeats to both clubs during the reverse meeting earlier in the season, but the recent uptrend in momentum should provide them with the confidence to tackle the opposition threat.