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Hotshot Albert's got his sights set on creating goals.

Byline: GREGG EVANS Our Man with Villa gregg.evans@trinitymirror.com @greggevans40

CLUTCHING his man-of-the-match award and reflecting on a sixth strike of the season, Albert Adomah should have been happy with his matchwinning performance against Fulham.

Instead, he was left feeling angry.

Why? Because he's scored more goals than he's set up this season!

Yes, you heard it right.

Adomah wants to set up more than he scores.

And he would have taken more pleasure in Ritchie De Laet converting the late chance he laid on for him, rather than grabbing the deciding goal himself.

When I score great, but... see me when I get in the Albert "I know when I score goals it's great, but for me, I'd rather have an assist," he said after Villa's 2-1 win over Fulham.

"It's going well and we're winning games, and I'll be honest, I was looking forward to putting my one into the back of the net.

"But you'll really see me jumping for joy when I get my first assist in the league.

"I hope I'm not waiting too long, I'm sure it will come."

Adomah finished last season as Villa's most creative player with the highest number of assists in the team.

But asked whether he would swap it for a place as the top goalscorer this term, he replied: "Obviously, I don't want to put pressure on myself because it's down to the strikers to score goals and it's down to me to create for them to score.

"But if I happen to be top scorer - like I was at Middlesbrough, even though we had eight strikers, in my first season there - then fine."

Adomah's impressive strike-rate back in 2013/14 saw him bang in 12 goals for Boro.

He's already bagged half of that amount for Villa this season and we're only in October.

"I used to be a striker back in the day but I'm an old man now!" he joked.

goals it's you'll really jumping for joy my first assist league. ADOMAH "It's a good ratio but I want to create more goals.

"I'm a winger and last season I finished with the top assists here and I'm trying to achieve that again, but at the moment I'm doing the opposite and I'm scoring goals.

"So I'll just have to keep on scoring goals if that helps the team."

Adomah lost his place at the start of the season but was recalled after an injury to Andre Green.

The left-wing is not his natural position but he's just happy to be back involved. "I got my chance and took it and now I'm in the team," he said, "so I have to keep working hard to stay in the team and make it harder for the manager."

When I score goals it's great, but... you'll really see me jumping for joy when I get my first assist in the league. Albert Adomah

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Date:Oct 23, 2017
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