first_imgAston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has described Leandro Bacuna’s performance against Sunderland as ‘Cafu-like’.The Brazil legend was known for mixing solid defensive displays with superb attacking showings and that’s exactly how the 23-year-old played against the Black Cats.Normally a winger, the former Groningen flyer was required to fill in at the back with Sherwood’s steeds short of reserves.And the Villans chief, who has overseen a complete turnaround at Villa Park, has hailed the Dutchman’s performance during the 4-0 victory at the Stadium of Light.“I don’t believe we should train any differently to how we play,” Sherwood told Call Collymore. “Every day we train flat out. I want them to train with that intensity. We’ve lost a few to injury along the way by doing that though. We’ve only got three fit defenders.“Leandro Bacuna, who’s a right sided attacking player was playing at right-back and he looked like Cafu against Sunderland. I’m delighted with him.“We are thin on the ground defensively but the boys who have come in have done brilliantly.”last_img