Aston Villa defender Ezri Konsa has taken to Twitter, following the club’s defeat to Brighton yesterday.
Dean Smith’s side were beaten 2-1 at home by the Seagulls, which prevented them from moving into the top four.
Goals for the visitors came from Danny Welbeck and Solly March, either side of Konsa’s equaliser.
Villa felt aggrieved at full-time, with referee Michael Oliver overturning his original decision to award a last-gasp penalty for a challenge made by March on Trezeguet.
That would have given the hosts a golden chance to equalise again, but defeat it was for the Villans, with Brighton making history for winning at Villa Park for the first time.
That sense of grievance came through in Konsa’s Instagram message after the game.
The £12 million Englishman (BBC Sport) wrote: “Happy to get a goal today but disappointed with the result… deserved more. Time to focus and on to the next game.”
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A case could perhaps be made for Villa deserving more; they had slightly more of the ball and had 15 attempts in total in the game, eight more than their opponents.
Ultimately though it is what you do with ball and how clinical you are which is what matters the most, and Smith will be keen to see response in that aspect against West Ham United next time out.
On Konsa’s posts, there were comments of support from Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, Villa youngster Louie Barry and Arsenal winger Reiss Nelson: