Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan has called on fans to lend the team their full backing when they face Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park in Sunday afternoon’s Premier League clash.
After two relegation-threatened seasons under Paul Lambert, Villa got off to hot start to this term, taking 10 points from their opening four league games to sit second in the table for a time.
The club have since failed to score a single goal in five successive defeats, however, with the recent 2-0 defeat at Queens Park Rangers prompting considerable backlash from supporters.
Guzan insists the team can get a result on the weekend when an inconsistent Spurs side comes to town, but believes their chances will be much improved with the claret and blue faithful out in full force.
‘There’s no question about it, we know it’s a massive game, not only for us but also the fans and all Villa supporters,’ he told Sky Sports, as the first-team squad conducted an open training session at Villa Park.
‘It’s going to be a huge game and we want to have the backing of the fans to make this place a lively one on Sunday.
‘We’re expecting a top Tottenham team as always and we’re really going to have to be up for it.
‘We know results haven’t been there in recent weeks but this is our chance to turn things around.’