The festive schedule is tough on players – but Scotland’s John McGinn says he is happy to play every day after another great Aston Villa result.
Scotland’s battler turned in arguably his best performance in an Aston Villa shirt, covering every blade of grass in a 1-1 away draw with Chelsea. It keeps Dean Smith’s side in the Premier League European spots.
After avoiding relegation last season, Aston Villa have fought at the top end of what has been a dramatic Premier League season so far. McGinn has been crucial to this, form really picking up in December.
They didn’t lose any of their games this month and head into the New Year’s Day fixture with Manchester United riding high. After two matches in three days, McGinn says he won’t complain.
Asked if he needed a rest, McGinn explained: “Not at all! I think during this tough year we as footballers have been very, very fortunate to be able to be doing what we love, to go to our work.
“Maybe it’s a bit different with no supporters in but there are a lot of people in the country who aren’t able to go about their daily routine and their business.
“So if it means playing a game every day we’re happy to do it.”
Villa fans have been left thrilled with their humble midfielder.
Great result last night. Mcginn was just a complete animal. AEG put a shift in, 5 in 5, credit where its due. Traore will have learnt a lot from last night. CB's immence. Another Targett performance. Luiz was class. Everyone again, worked worked worked #avfc
— VillaBone (@villabone) December 29, 2020
I heard McGinn is still running
— Zo✨ (@ZoeShemmans_x) December 29, 2020
— KenzieD (@MackenzieDeery) December 29, 2020
This sums up the bloke @jmcginn7
— HomeOfTheVilla (@TheVillaHome) December 29, 2020
Land covers 30% of Earth. The rest is covered by John McGinn.#AVFC
— Kurt (@KurtAVFC) December 29, 2020
Anyone know if McGinn has let Kante out his pocket yet?
— GS (@seeley_george3) December 29, 2020
We’ve got @jmcginn7 super John McGinn, I just don’t think you understand!
He’s Dean Smiths Man, better than Zidané.
— Personal Accountability Coach (@The_PAC_Mann) December 29, 2020
Friendly reminder that John McGinn cost Aston Villa £2.75m
LESS THAN 3 MILLION POUNDS pic.twitter.com/ckiGDxgdRz
— Max Stokes (@villaontour_) December 28, 2020
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