Unai Emery praised the flexibility of Matty Cash after the Poland worldwide’s first Aston Villa objectives in over a 12 months helped them to a 3-1 win at Burnley.
There was hypothesis Cash could possibly be on his method out of Villa Park this summer time, however the 26-year-old confirmed what an asset he could be with two objectives within the opening 20 minutes of his one hundredth Villa look, twice threatening to make it a hat-trick.
Cash changed Leon Bailey on the fitting wing in the one unenforced change to the Villa facet that beat Hibernian 5-0 within the Europa Conference League play-off in midweek – Robin Olsen changed the injured Emi Martinez in objective – and caught the attention with an lively show.
“He’s versatile, he played before as a winger, he’s playing with us in a back four sometimes, sometimes lower, but we used him in pre-season playing higher, as a winger,” Emery stated.
“He helped us a lot today defensively and offensively and then he used the moment to remember when he played more at Nottingham Forest as a winger. His two goals were a good example for us but we know he can be versatile.”
That versatility could be key for Villa at a time when accidents are limiting Emery’s choices. The Spaniard named solely eight gamers, two of them goalkeepers, on the bench, and admitted Villa could possibly be lively once more earlier than the switch window closes.
“There are still four days to finish the transfer window and we have to be ready,” Emery stated. “We have to be ready in case someone is leaving, in case we have a good opportunity to add another player with us.
“Always in my teams I was working and I am ready at the end if someone can come with us or someone can leave.”
Villa’s largest transfer out there to date has been the signing of Moussa Diaby from Bayer Leverkusen for a reported £51million.
The France ahead mixed with Cash to create Villa’s second of the afternoon earlier than his 61st-minute strike, his second Villa objective, settled it after Lyle Foster acquired Burnley again into the match.
“His adaptation is going fast but he needs this adaptation each match for him to know better his team mates and then where in our structure is his best position,” Emery stated. “He is a player who is versatile as well.
“It’s very important for him and for the team, his capacity to assist, to score goals.”
Defeat leaves Burnley and not using a level after their opening two Premier League matches, each dwelling defeats after the 3-0 loss to Manchester City a fortnight in the past.
“Learning comes at a price in the Premier League,” supervisor Vincent Kompany stated. “I didn’t think we started the game badly, we had moments, we just didn’t manage to get a real grip on the game and there was always the threat of Aston Villa counters.
“In the second half we built momentum, the goal helped us for that definitely, and just at the peak of that momentum we conceded the goal and that was a little bit the story of the game.”
Kompany handed a debut to Hannes Delcroix, that means six of the beginning XI had been new signings this summer time. The supervisor admitted there will likely be a bedding-in interval.
“It’s a conscious choice,” he stated. “You look at the bottom of the league and you find every flavour – teams that are settled and have not changed and teams that have changed.
“For us, we want to move forward. I’ve seen enough in our team to know that we make a game out of games. Every game there is something for us, and if that continues I believe we’ll have enough results.”