Sherwood explains what he's never questioned about Aston Villa

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Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has revealed what he never doubted about his players.

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood told the club’s website that he never questioned the mental strength in his team.

Villa’s win against West Ham over the weekend has helped them into a position where it would now be very difficult for the team to get relegated to the Championship.

Villa sit on 38 points, four points above the bottom three with two games left to play for the club this season.

“Yes I am actually (impressed by mental fight). That's never been a problem. We have always had the guts for the fight. We are up for the fight always,” said Sherwood.

“I have never questioned that. I have learned that about the boys.”

One of the biggest changes that Sherwood has implemented since he came in for old manager Paul Lambert, is getting the players to understand the fight needed to keep the fans on side.

Supporters can take any defeat and any spell of adversity at a club, if they can see the players trying their hardest in every game for the side.

Villa have struggled in terms of quality and consistency at times since Sherwood has come in, but they have fought hard in every game which has worked to reduce that quality gap against higher quality opponents.

The defeat away at Manchester City is a very good example of where Villa went up against a higher quality team on paper, but fought to give them a very worrying and nervous game of football where they very nearly took something.

Next up for Villa is a trip to Southampton and a win at St Mary’s will officially secure the club’s position as a Premier League team for next season.

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