Bjorn Engels has lauded ‘born leader’ Tyrone Mings as Aston Villa search for their first points of the season following their defeat against Bournemouth over the weekend.

Centre-back Mings initially joined the club in January, and after the club to promotion, he made his move to the Midlands from Bournemouth permanent over the summer.

Engels also walked through the doors of Bodymoor Heath over the summer and he is still trying to build his defensive relationship with Mings at the back.

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The Belgian stated that Mings complements his game as he praised the Englishman’s leadership skills as one of his big strengths.

“I feel great next to him,” said Engels, as reported by Birmingham Live. “He is a born leader. It is good.

“We talk a lot together, on and off the pitch. We give instructions to each other. He is left-footed, I’m right. I think we complement each other well.”

Despite five goals conceded and zero points on the board, Villa’s new defensive duo have been pretty impressive during the early stages of the season.

If some luck can fall Villa’s way, and with it, they can add some points on the board in order to take the pressure of themselves then both Mings and Engels will stand out even more.

As mentioned, despite the five goals conceded, most of those goals have come from individual mistakes, so Mings and Engels simply have to continue what they are doing because they are not doing much wrong.

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