Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins has praised team-mate Alex Moreno’s role in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with West Ham.
Vilance’s left-back gave Unai Emery’s side the lead in the 17th minute with a superb pass to the striker.
Moreno’s cross has helped Watkins to 10 goals in all competitions this season.
In addition, the striker has scored for the sixth time in his last seven games, four times in his last four away games.
Meanwhile, Moreno now has two assists in the Clarets and Blues since he was reported £13 million Moving in January.
Watkins, speak to Villa media teamShared what he told his teammates before the game.
“I said to Alex, touch the ball sometimes and look for me in the box early on,” Watkins added.
“He did it and it was nice to score again. It was an unbelievable goal from him.”
Watkins is eager to continue his momentum in the final third of the campaign, and there’s plenty to do.
“It’s good to be able to score goals as a striker, that’s what you want to do at the end of the day,” he said.
“I’m always trying to do that; I’m always working hard.
“I’m looking forward to these last 12 games to keep scoring and helping the team.”
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Moreno has started running and is getting better and better with each passing game.
The 29-year-old is more of a point guard than Lucas Digne.
Moreno is a real force down the left and it will be exciting to see how much he develops in the B6.
In particular, his connection to Watkins is becoming a real plus, so let’s hope there’s more of the same in there.
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