Tim Sherwood left frustrated by Aston Villa's defending

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Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood is not happy about the way his team defended over the weekend.

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood made a simple statement to BBC Sport over the club’s defending.

Sherwood was not happy as his team conceded three goals at the home of current Premier League champions Manchester City, which cancelled out the two they scored, which he feels should have been enough for his team to take something from the game.

“We need to defend better – It’s sloppy goals we’re giving away – There are a lot of positives to take but no points – I’ve got no issues with anyone’s desire or commitment, the boys have been fantastic and the quality they have shown has been great,” said Sherwood.

Sherwood’s frustration is understandable because the situation at the bottom of the table is still very tense.

Villa are only two points above the bottom three and need wins quickly to increase the cushion and to ease the pressure over the rest of the season.

It’s not been easy for Sherwood in terms of getting the most out of his defence, because there have been problems in terms of consistent team selection across his backline.

It’s difficult for any defence to perform reliably when the personnel is changing on a constant basis.

Relationships can’t develop between players and mistakes are more likely because of the lack of understanding between players.

Next up for Villa is a home game against Everton, which won’t be easy considering the Toffees come off the back of a massive win against Manchester United, which will give them confidence.

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