Sherwood on what he 'couldn't believe' about Villa when he took over

Villa Park 6

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has made the side a much more threatening attacking unit.

Tim Sherwood has told the Daily Mail that he couldn't believe how badly Aston Villa had struggled in front of goal when he first took charge.

Villa had netted just 12 goals before Sherwood's arrival and the 46-year-old boss always felt that they had far more attacking quality than their goal-scoring total suggested.

As a result, Sherwood says that he immediately assessed the situation and realised that Villa's offensive threats simply weren't receiving enough service.

Paul Lambert had generally played on the back foot and Sherwood says that he has worked hard to ensure that Villa are more attacking with their approach.

"When I first came in I couldn’t believe they’d only scored 12 goals with that strike force," Sherwood said. "I saw something wrong and viewed the tapes and saw they weren’t getting the service."

Since Sherwood's arrival Villa have been a team transformed and the potential of their attacking players is finally being shown.

The side have scored 16 goals in the 10 games that Sherwood has been at the helm and they appear to be going from strength to strength.

The likes of Christian Benteke, Fabian Delph and Jack Grealish have all improved considerably since Sherwood took charge, and the aim of the side now will be to ensure that they maintain their current standards for the remainder of the campaign, with relegation fears starting to lessen.

Register for ASTON VILLA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch