Aston Villa man speaks on Spurs defeat: 'I thought we played really well'

Aston Villa goalscorer Andreas Weimann wants his side to take advantage of what he thought was a positive performance in the 2-1 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

Aston Villa forward Andreas Weimann insists there are positives to take out of Sunday’s 2-1 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, despite losing all three point in the final six minutes.

Weimann netted Villa’s first goal in over nine hours of football to open the scoring on 16 minutes, but late strikes from Nacer Chadli and Harry Kane snatched victory for the visitors and condemned Paul Lambert’s side to a six consecutive loss.

Nevertheless, having played the final 25 minutes with 10 men after Christian Benteke’s red card, the 23-year-old Austrian believes their performance was one to take heart from and is adamant results will turn around soon.

‘I thought we played really well, especially in the first half, and now we need to focus on that and turn it around as quickly as possible,’ he told the club’s official website.

‘They got right behind us but unfortunately we couldn't get anything but we'll turn it around quickly.

‘In the first half and at the start of the second half we were really comfortable on the ball and passed it well and had chances,’ he added.

‘For the goal, Charlie N'Zogbia did really well down the right and I stretched to get there and fortunately I was able to get the touch and it went in so it was nice to get a good goal.

‘But everyone is really disappointed after losing so late.

‘Even when we went down to 10 men we played well and that's why we're disappointed to be undone by two set-pieces.’

Villa now travel to West Ham United on Saturday without the suspended Benteke, looking to end their worst league run since 1967.

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