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“Anwar El Goalzi”: Aston Villa Boss Talks About John McGinn’s Hilarious Nickname for Anwar El Ghazi

Aston Villa midfielder Anwar El Ghazi

This season Aston Villa has been inconsistent with their performances. On some days, the team plays excellent while sometimes they are just poor. Fortunately for Villa fans, the team was in great touch against Leeds United.

While the game ended with a 1-0 scoreline, the goal was scored by Anwar Al Ghazi. The Dutch midfielder was going through a scoring slump recently. He hadn’t put the ball past an opponent team’s goalkeeper since December!

Fortunately, the goal drought finally ended for the Dutch international. The team will hope for Ghazi to return to his top form, which he displayed in December. During that month, Ghazi found the back of the net five times in five games.

Moving ahead, Aston Villa will be making a push for clinching a Europa League spot in the table. But it won’t be an easy job for them by any means. If they are not consistent with their performances they might still remain stuck in the middle of the pack.

Aston Villa Boss reveals a funny nickname about Anwar El Ghazi

Aston Villa midfielder Anwar El Ghazi

Following the close victory against Leeds United, Villa boss Dean Smith joined for the post-game interview. In the interview, Smith revealed a nickname for El Ghazi, which was given to him by John McGinn. Smith said:

When he has been called upon, he really had a fruitful December. I think John McGinn came up with quite a funny thing about his new name was Anwar El Goalzi.”

Many soccer buffs are comparing this interview to that of Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller’s conference. Last year, Muller came with the nickname “Lewangoalski” for his teammate and partner in crime, Robert Lewandowski.

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