LUTV host Emma Jones mocks Agbonlahor after ex-Villa man rants about Leeds
Gabriel Agbonlahor can’t seem to get Leeds United out of his head at the moment.
You would have thought that after seeing his beloved Aston Villa get thrashed 3-0 by the Whites on Friday, the former Villa Park striker would have stopped talking about the Yorkshire giants.
LUTV host Emma Jones and ex-Leeds striker Jermaine Beckford briefly discussed Agbonlahor’s comments, with Jones taking a sly dig at talkSPORT’s newest clueless pundit.
Beckford told LUTV: “I thought it was always going to be a difficult game and with Gabby Agbonlahor blowing the game up a bit on Twitter, we were always going to put it on them.
“The guys went out there and put in a fantastic shift and came out victorious. It was amazing. Absolutely brilliant.”
Jones, who was hosting the interview with Beckford, responded by saying: “It was and Leeds United aren’t a myth, after all.”
Agbonlahor completely failed to realise that during all his rants about Leeds, he wasn’t winding fans up or getting them “rattled”. He was actually making himself out to be quite the idiot.
He’s new to the pundit game and talkSPORT are going to love having someone who makes baseless criticism about clubs and players and managers because it gets them clicks, social media reactions and more listeners to their shows.
But soon enough, Agbonlahor’s going to have to realise that to make a career out of being a pundit, you have to have a bit of knowledge on topics you’re talking about.
When he explained why he called Leeds a “myth”, Agbonlahor told talkSPORT: “Everyone is getting excited about Bielsa, but if you’re getting that excited by Bielsa, you must be putting the red carpet down for Dean Smith.
“Maybe because he’s English we don’t get too excited by him, but what he’s doing, tactics-wise, at Aston Villa, he deserves a lot of credit.
“I feel like people need to calm down with Leeds United at the moment.”
In other words, it sounds as though Agbonlahor is simply jealous that Smith isn’t getting the same plaudits as Bielsa.
But there’s a bit of a difference between the two managers.
Smith has had one season in the Premier League and would have seen his side relegated back to the Championship if goal-line technology was working against Sheffield United.
That came after the ex-Walsall manager spent over £100million on new players.
Yes, Leeds have spent a lot since winning promotion but at least they have been buying Spain and Germany internationals and re-signing loanees rather than throwing cash at flops from Belgium and unproven players from the Championship.
In other Leeds United news, Jermaine Jenas was blown away by this “sensational” player in Leeds’ win over Aston Villa.