Aston Villa have “been crying out for” a goalkeeper like Emiliano Martinez for a number of years, insists Alan Hutton.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Villa and Scotland star admits he was blown away by the 28-year-old’s debut performance against Sheffield United on Monday night.
The summer signing saved a penalty and kept a clean sheet to help the Villans to a 1-0 win in their first Premier League game of the new season.
Hutton could not sing the shot-stopper’s praises enough after his standout performance and admits that a top-quality goalkeeper is someoneVilla have been missing for some time.
“I thought he was brilliant, so calming,” Hutton told Football Insider.
“Some back passes were fired at him, a couple of bombs he had to deal with but nice touch, no problem, nice and calm, playing out, talking to his back four – a big, commanding voice, you could hear him while you were watching, coming for crosses.