Aston Villa's Conor Hourihane Responds To Fan Who Said He'd Never Play In The Premier League

Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane has responded to a fan who told him he'd never play in the Premier League, and it's proof you should never tell anyone they can't achieve their dreams.

The 28-year-old made his Premier League debut against Spurs on Saturday afternoon, impressing in the middle of the park against Mauricio Pochettino's side.

Villa eventually lost the game 3-1 thanks to a late brace from Harry Kane but Hourihane held his own.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Hours after the full-time whistle, the midfielder took it upon himself to respond to Twitter user Craig Taylor.

Taylor left a comment on Hourihane's Twitter account in 2014 when he was playing for Plymouth Argyle, suggesting he should take a reality check.

"You're Argyle's best player kid no danger," he said. "But the Premier League? There's ambitions and there's reality.

"I think you're a decent player and rate you but just being honest. I have limitations in my work too."

Image: Twitter
Image: Twitter

Five years on and the central midfielder, who has made 11 appearances for the Republic of Ireland, responded to the supporter with a fantastic message.

"Hi Craig, remember this tweet back in 2014." he said. "I always remember it to this day. Ironically you're a Villa fan who I made my debut with!

"Never tell anyone they can't achieve something"

Now that is how you prove the doubters wrong.

Aston Villa, who won the Championship play-offs last season, opened the scoring against Spurs through John McGinn.

He scored in the 9th minute to give his side an early lead after coolly tucking away from inside the box.

The newly promoted side held their own until the 73rd minute when Spurs new boy Tanguy Ndombele scored a quality 20-yard strike to level proceedings.

And then Harry Kane netted twice to sink the Villains..

It was a great effort from Dean Smith's side as they attempt to avoid relegation in the coming months.

Thoughts on Aston Villa's chances this season?

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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