Aston Villa suffered a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Everton on Saturday.
Garde said: “This result against Everton showed the way - and the work in front of us. We have to do it. The spirit in the second half was there, it was very good. We tried and tried - it was encouraging.”
Garde has admitted he was encouraged by the work ethic his players showed, and the spirit of his team, despite the fact that they conceded four goals in a lacklustre display.
Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku netted two goals each to secure the win, thanks to some dreadful defending from Garde’s men, which suggested they are destined for the Championship.
However, the French boss does not sound convinced that the Midlands side are set to be relegated, with clear indications that his players are showing some sort of fight.
Yet, fight is not merely enough to keep Villa in the Premier League, with the quality of the playing squad far below the required level.
They are struggling to score goals, struggling to prevent them being scored against them, and the situation at Villa Park is less than enjoyable.
Garde may have belief that his team are showing encouragement, but right now, relegation is looking the most likely occurrence for Aston Villa.