Konsa: Points matter more than personal plaudits

January 22, 2020 10:56 am

Ezri Konsa was content to sacrifice the first Premier League goal of his career to see Aston Villa seal all three points with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Watford.

Konsa looked to have clinched a last-gasp 95th-minute winner but defensive partner Tyrone Mings was credited with the final touch to his 18-yard strike into the top corner.

But Konsa, speaking post-match to VillaTV, insisted it didn’t matter to him who got the goal as long as Villa got the points.

“I think it’s Tyrone’s goal in the end,” he admitted. “But for me it’s all about getting the victory

“Whether it’s my goal or Tyrone’s, we’re a team so as long as we got the victory that’s all that matters.

“It was just one of those where it’s come to me, I’m in the box and I just thought I’d have a crack.

“In training I’ve scored a few like that so I thought ‘why not?’

“I couldn’t believe it (when it hit the net).

“I was starstruck, you can see from my celebration as well, I was looking around thinking ‘did that really go in?’

“It’s a great feeling getting the victory.”

You can watch Ezri’s full interview on VillaTV, click here.