“I’m a little embarrassed”, Douglas Luiz Ahead Of Clash Against Arsenal

Aston Villa’s midfielder Douglas Luiz has said that he is “a little embarrassed” by the back-to-back defeats club has faced at Villa Park.

Aston Villa has lost consecutive home games after winning their first four games of the league but Luiz believes they could have got points from these games.

Speaking to Villa Tv, he said, “I’m not satisfied and a little embarrassed because they were two home games against opponents that we knew we could take points from. We could have taken three points or a point.”

“The key to this league is to get points on the board so I feel a little embarrassed having not been able to get any points. We need to improve week on week. Every team we play against, every game we play, we improve. We have to evolve to match the demands of other teams.”

“The first four games were essential for us. Twelve points were there to be had and we took 12. Now, these last two games we weren’t satisfied with them because we weren’t able to get any points. Against Leeds and Southampton we should have taken points.”

Speaking about Dean Smith and the strength of the squad, he said, “He(Smith) considered me to be an important player in the squad. I know what I’m capable of and I know what I can do to help.”

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“The squad has now been strengthened. I think this season we have what it takes to have a great season. I’ll be there to support my teammates, train hard and give my all in games.”

“I feel very comfortable. (Ross) Barkley came here to help the team, to add to the team. We’ve got Conor (Hourihane) on the bench as well who helped a lot last season.”

“It’s about having good players in case one gets injured or suspended. We have a good squad of players that can go out on the pitch, do their best and win games.”

On Villa’s game against Arsenal on Sunday, he said, “It will be a difficult game. Arsenal have a great squad and are doing well at the moment. We need to give our best and be confident of taking three points or a point. The most important thing is to get points back on the board.”

“But I’m very happy at the moment, the team is in a good place. We can’t let ourselves get off track and think it’s all going wrong (after two defeats). We’ve got four wins out of six. We are doing well.”

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