Scott Hogan has opened up about his season at Aston Villa while on international duty with the Republic of Ireland.
The 27-year-old striker has been speaking to RTE about another testing campaign at Villa Park, where injuries and a loss of form hampered him once more.
He said: “I’m confident if I get 40 games, I’ll get 25 goals. I’ve got to go in and get my head down and try to break into that team.
“If I can’t do that then I have to hold my hands up and look elsewhere. I just want a run of games. The only time I had a run of games at Villa I did get the goals.”
Hogan’s confidence in his own ability doesn’t appear to have wavered but many Villa fans took to Twitter to respond to his comments – and urge their club to rid of Hogan this summer.
The hitman does have ability and an eye for goal, but that’s no use when he’s on the sidelines – especially with the standard jumping up in the Premier League.
Hogan isn’t going to get 25 goals next season in the top flight even if he played every single minute of every single game – and many among the Villa faithful want him out…
He was atrocious for Ireland last night. Maybe that's rustiness but he was brutal, mind you a lot were
— Conchúr Mac Giolla Léith (@ckill82) June 11, 2019
Would think he will be gone soon kid
— Kevin Haynes (@kevavfc1) June 11, 2019
Forward somewhere else please…
— Mr Pink (@H1GH_GR4DE) June 11, 2019
if Smith cant get him up and running in pre season then we should move him on. but still think Smith with a full pre season will get him back to his best
— JC (@John654i5) June 11, 2019
“If I get 40 games, I’ll get 25 goals.”
Says Scott Hogan, who has scored 9 goals in his last 65 Championship appearances. #AVFC
— Phil Roberts (@iamVilla) June 11, 2019
If he can’t score against Gibraltar what chance has he against a premiership team 🤷🏼♂️ #avfc
— Jason Hardware ♠️ (@Villahards) June 11, 2019
Loan to League 1 club?
— The Willsh (@TheWillsh) June 11, 2019
Hes just not good enough. If he was he'd have stayed 2nd half of the season. Even at Sheffield Utd he did nothing.
— iLennox01 (@iLennox01) June 11, 2019
Not good enough sorry Scott
— The Mighty McGinn (@JohnMcGinniesta) June 11, 2019
— Chris Hinton (@7hinton) June 11, 2019
No chance pls go
— Lewis Griffiths (@lewisgriff13) June 11, 2019