Aston Villa supporters have lavished praised on Ezri Konsa following the club’s successful Premier League safety mission.
The Midlands club will be in the top-flight once again next season after they drew 1-1 with West Ham United on the final day.
Watford losing 3-2 to Arsenal meant that that was enough for Dean Smith’s side to survive by a point.
Villa went ahead in the 84th minute thanks to a goal from captain Jack Grealish, before they were pegged back by Andriy Yarmolenko’s goal to set up a nervy finish.
Villa were seven points adrift of safety two weeks ago, but managed to put a four-game unbeaten run together when it mattered.
This football club ❤️ pic.twitter.com/PtZvGbavQT
— Ezri Konsa (@Ekonsa15) July 26, 2020
The nervy game at the London Stadium saw few chances, with Michail Antonio showing dangerous signs for the hosts.
It was Grealish who rose to the occasion for the visitors though, firing in from the edge of the box.
Villa were able to hold on after Yarmolenko’s equaliser, with a solid showing from Konsa.
The £12 million signing from Brentford (BBC Sport) took to Twitter after the game to share a snap of the team in the dressing room with the caption ‘this football club’ with an accompanying heart emoji.
The post has drawn lots of responses from jubilant Villa supporters, with many showering praise on Konsa for his efforts in recent weeks as well as today.
Future captain. Enjoy it ??
— The AVFC Faithful ? (@AVFCFaithful_) July 26, 2020
You have been a huge part of this recovery Ezri! An absolute baller! Never leave! #AVFC
— Phil Roberts (@iamVilla) July 26, 2020
Class this season Ezri. Massive villa future
— Dan Fereday (@danfereday) July 26, 2020
— Jacob (@JacobCS_) July 26, 2020
You’ve been a massive part of this. Well done to you. Proud you’re part of it. UTV!!
— NC_Villan (@nc_villan) July 26, 2020
— Kye ? (@kyzzaa_) July 26, 2020
You’ve been brilliant. Let’s go??
— Freddie Farrell?? (@Freddie_Farrell) July 26, 2020
you’ve been class ezri
— Reag?️n (@Reaganavfc) July 26, 2020
Love you Ezri, you’ve turned into a fantastic defender during this escaping period. Keep it up onto next season
— nathan (@nathan_lyne12) July 26, 2020