Tim Sherwood points out what Aston Villa 'must address' after Swansea defeat

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Tim Sherwood wants Aston Villa to stop conceding late goals after their 1-0 defeat to Swansea City.

Aston Villa came crashing back down to earth this afternoon, losing 1-0 to Swansea City at Villa Park - and Tim Sherwood wasn't happy in his interview with the club's official website.

After last weekend's 4-0 thumping of Sunderland, Villa were on a real high - but couldn't notch another win after a cruel late defeat to Swansea.

It looked like the game would end in a 0-0 draw, but Bafetimbi Gomis snatched a late winner for the Swans to send Garry Monk's men back to South Wales with all three points.

With Sunderland and Burnley both losing today, Villa remain in 16th place in the Premier League table, three points clear of the drop zone - but it's fair to say that this defeat was a blow after last week's victory.

It's a familiar feeling for Villa fans, and even for Sherwood too having suffered a similar fate against Stoke City a month ago, when Victor Moses scored in the dying seconds to rob Villa of a point at home.

In his post-match interview on the club's official website, Sherwood says that his players need to stop conceding late goals - and it's something he says he must address soon.

"That's the second time it's happened now. It happened in my first game against Stoke - although that was a little bit later," said Sherwood. "Losing so late makes it even more disappointing."

"There comes a point in the game when, if you look like not winning it, you make sure you don't lose it. That's twice it's happened now. We have to try and address that," he added.

Villa now face a trip to Manchester United in two weeks time, and Sherwood has the international break to try and find a way to hang on at the end of the games - something which would certainly help Villa in their battle against relegation.

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