Aston Villa keeper Orjan Nyland has called on the team to cut out the mistakes after they were held to a 1-1 draw with Reading on Saturday.
Steve Bruce’s men conceded a stoppage time penalty in controversial circumstances after James Chester was adjudged to have fouled Josh Sims.
However, the Royals did have chances of their own before that, with Nyland producing a marvellous double save to preserve the lead for Villa late on.
And, he told the Express & Star that the side need to be a lot tighter defensively in the coming weeks.
“We have to learn from it. When you give the opposition so many chances they will eventually score and it is difficult to keep clean sheets. I think we are getting better and better but we have to take the three points when we can.”
It was a second consecutive home draw for the West Midlands side, after they needed a late equaliser themselves to earn a 2-2 with Brentford in the week.
And, the keeper feels it was a missed opportunity for the team. “I feel this week we have dropped four points in the two home games.”
You can’t really argue with what Nyland says here as even though the penalty was debatable, Villa were sloppy at times on Saturday.
The keeper bailed them out with his incredible double save but it still wasn’t enough with the late equaliser from Sam Baldock.
There’s no reason for massive concerns at Villa but it’s clearly something they need to rectify as soon as possible.
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