Remi Garde insists that he is staying positive at Aston Villa

Aston Villa are currently five points adrift of safety in the Premier League table.

Remi Garde has told Aston Villa’s official website that he is remaining positive about his side’s chances of staying up this season.

Villa have failed to win any of their last 12 Premier League matches, and they were beaten 4-0 by Everton in their most recent outing.

However, Garde insists he is not concerned by his side’s poor form – and he still believes they will avoid the drop.

"I am still full of energy and optimistic about the future for this football club," Garde said. 

"Of course the mission is hard and tough - I knew this before - and I am not panicking.

"I am still trying to do the best for this football club and looking to extract the best from the players.

"I am still confident and positive with the lads.

"There are still a lot of points to win before the end of the season.”

Villa are currently five points adrift of safety, with their performances becoming increasingly worrying.

Garde sparked an initial improvement when he took charge – and he helped Villa pick up a credible 0-0 draw with Manchester City.

However, they were well off the pace against Everton and there is real reason to be concerned for the Claret and Blues at the moment.

Villa’s next match comes against Watford at the weekend, and another defeat would be hugely damaging to their chances of staying up - especially as the busy festive period is fast approaching.

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