Ezri Konsa admits that one thing has surprised him since his signature at Aston Villa – the sheer size of his new club.

The 21-year-old Konsa made a £ 12 million capture from Brentford in July when Dean Smith joined his former club.

The center-back was recruited by Smith for the Bees the year before when he came across London from Charlton Athletic.

Konsa did not come off the bench when Villa launched their Premier League campaign with a defeat in Tottenham, but the England Under-21 player said he was backed by the red wine and blues he received from his army of traveling fans. been overwhelmed.

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This was just the last happy step for Konsa, who, when asked if anything surprised him after joining Villa, told avfc.co.uk, "How big is it!

"I knew in my head that it was a famous, big club, but I did not realize its size and potential until I stepped through the door.

"It was amazing to see it with my own eyes – on the training ground, in the stadium. And the fans too. Her support has been crazy so far.

"It was unbelievable that so many saw us alone in the preseason – and the support we got in Tottenham was great, too. It's really fantastic to be here. "

The re-collaboration with Smith is a bonus for Konsa, who already knows all the methods of the villa manager.

"I've worked with him before – and I'm delighted to be back here with him," he said.

"The only thing that really stands out about him is his passion, he cares about his players, he wants the best for us, he supports us and he wants to improve us every day."

"To want to improve and make the head coach do the same for each player is fantastic, that's a big deal for me."