The Premier League is gathering pace with games coming in every other week. With 7 matches done, the critics have already started to pen down their thoughts on teams, players and their managers. All teams have been criticized at this point. No team has been spared, from the Champions of England to the Champions of Europe, every team has had their fair share of criticism over the past months. All players have been scrutinized for their performances, every player has either been praised or attacked over last months.
But there has been one Scottish player who has been under the radar and has been consistently performing for his team. That Scottish man is………
You guessed it wrong, it’s Aston Villa’s versatile midfielder John McGinn not Liverpool’s left back Andrew Robertson. Although Robertson does make a compelling argument based on his performances but McGinn edges him only because he has been amazing in a lackluster Aston Villa side. A side which has managed to win just once in the Premier League campaign so far.
McGinn has been absolutely killing it in the Premier League. Of the 7 matches he has featured he has walked away with the Man of the Match award 4 times, which in itself speaks how important he is to this Aston Villa side. He is Aston Villa’s top scorer so far. The Villa man has been responsible for half of the goals his team has scored. He has managed to score 3 goals from midfield and create one.
According to a certain Alan Shearer if Aston Villa are to achieve their goal of staying in the Premier League this season then, John McGinn will play a vital role. Shearer said- “He showed great energy in midfield and a superb eye for a pass. He has become invaluable to Villa’s prospects of staying up,” after the midfielder’s impressive performance against Burnley over the weekend. He earned himself a place in Shearer’s team of the week after scoring his 3rd goal of the season.
McGinn is slowly and steadily becoming a player to watch out for. From his incredible vision to his goal scoring ability, he has been showing the Premier League how good he is. If he continues to put in performances like this, he will surely attract the attention of some of the biggest clubs not only in the league but even Europe.
Whatever the future holds for the 24 year old, Villa will hope that he continues his good run of form all season long.