By Peter Lynch

14th Jul, 2023 | 4:10pm

Aston Villa player Leon Bailey has night to forget on Jamaica duty as statistics revealed

Aston Villa winger Leon Bailey had a night to forget in Jamaica’s 3-0 loss to Mexico in the 2023 Gold Cup semi-final.

The 25-year-old played the entire 90 minutes in Guatemala as his nation’s fantastic journey in the competition came to an end.

The Villa winger went into the game with one goal to his name in this year’s competition, but he was largely ineffective as Mexico strolled to victory.

As per SofaScore, Bailey did his best to help out on the defensive side of things, with the winger making one tackle and one interception, as well as winning seven of his 14 duels.

But in an attacking aspect, where the forward is expected to shine, Bailey had just one shot, which was off target, while he was only accurate with two of his five crosses.

Moreover, he completed just two of his four dribble attempts, losing possession of the ball 17 times, with the winger accurate with just one of his three long ball attempts.

A 61% passing accuracy figure will not please the Jamaican either, in what was a disappointing evening for the Caribbean outfit.

In a major positive for the Aston Villa man, Bailey registered two key passes on the night, the most of any Jamaica player.

The attacker will no doubt be given extra holiday time by his club boss Unai Emery following his extended international break before a return to pre-season.

Emery will then expect the Jamaican international fit and ready to go for the new season, with Villa needing their full squad as they prepare to compete both domestically and in Europe after their superb end to the most recent campaign.

In other Aston Villa news, one pundit has raved about a “star” forward as Villa ready a bid, with the player better than current man Bailey.