Troy Deeney comments on Aston Villa after Birmingham City defeat at Millwall
Troy Deeney was unable to inspire Birmingham City to victory on Saturday.
The Blues lost 3-1 to Millwall and former manager Gary Rowett at The Den on Saturday.
Deeney was on the Blues’ scoresheet but his goal came with Lee Bowyer’s men already down 2-0 thanks to Murray Wallace and Tom Bradshaw.
George Evans scored in the second half to condemn the Blues to loss, their third in five games.
The Blues could not start their season and are in 16th place with 26 points in 21 games, but they are only seven points from the play-offs.
Deeney, who signed from Watford at the end of the summer transfer window, has scored three goals and recorded the same number of assists in 15 league games.
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“I love coming back to real football clubs and what I mean by that is the fans are fanatic,” Deeney told the South London Press.
“I love it. Here you have, you have West Ham United, Aston Villa, Newcastle United – these are where the cities are based on football.
“They gave me grief before the game and at half-time. When I scored, I gave a little back.
“Then at the end, it’s respectful, isn’t it? You applaud them and that’s it, as long as nobody crosses that line, then it’s all fun and a part of the game. why we love it. “
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Deeney lamented a poor defense on his side which allowed Millwall to gain a foothold in the game.
“The frustration is that we left two goals to start, we came back to 2-1 and we were in the spotlight,” he said.
“But we never really started with dominance or composure. Then we let in another smooth goal.
“Millwall will look back and say ‘those are three good goals’, we look at him defensively and say ‘these are soft goals.’ Anyone could have been avoided.
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