Tim Sherwood comments on Aston Villa's passing style

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has revealed what's impressed him most about his side's passing play.

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood told talkSPORT what he’s been most impressed with in terms of his team’s passing style.

Villa are giving themselves every chance of staying in the Premier League, producing positive performances even when the results don’t go in favour of the club.

“We’re not afraid to get on the ball, we get on it and pass it around and we don’t just pass it for the sake of it and we’re creating chances,” said Sherwood.

Sherwood has refined the tactics, which have been used by the team since he arrived as manager to try and get more out of the team’s natural assets.

That’s meant utilising players like Christian Benteke up front and Gabby Agbonlahor in wide areas, but doing so in a way, which allows Villa to retain control.

Sherwood likes his team to get possession forward as quickly as possible to capitalise in attacking areas.

However, the side have had to do so in a sensible way, because hoofing the ball up top and being direct can lead to the opposition winning possession back very quickly.

Villa have four games left and must build on a two point gap and hopefully Sherwood will be allowed to work on developing an even more impressive passing style over the summer, giving Villa a chance to compete well in the top flight next season.

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