Sherwood is in a typically positive and bullish mood ahead of this weekend’s match against Everton and would prefer to focus on what’s within his and the side’s control.
“Whatever we need, it’s in our own hands. I’m not looking elsewhere for any favours. I’m not interested in what other teams do but obviously some of them are doing very well and keeping us in the mess we’re in,” said Sherwood.
Villa have a two point cushion above the bottom three and need to react well this weekend after a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Manchester City in their last game.
It’s not going to be at all easy over the next few weeks, with the intense pressure of the consequences of what might happen if the club goes down, hanging over the squad.
As far as Sherwood is concerned, his message is going to be the same; there are four games left and 12 points to fight for before that trip to Wembley to play Arsenal in the FA Cup final.
Villa’s situation can be improved if the likes of Sunderland, Hull City, Leicester City and others all drop points over the next couple of weekend, but it’s dangerous for the Midlands club to rely on that happening.
Take care of their own business and they take care of their Premier League status.