Remi Garde gives damning verdict on Aston Villa's defence, hints at changes

Aston Villa lost 3-2 to Watford at Villa Park earlier today.

Aston Villa manager Remi Garde has told the club's official website that he will look at changing his defence after a 3-2 defeat to Watford today.

Odion Ighalo put Watford ahead before Micah Richards powered a thumping header in to the net, but Alan Hutton's own goal put the Hornets back in front.

Former Villa youngster Troy Deeney then made it 3-1 to Watford, though Jordan Ayew did pull back a late consolation for Garde's men.

The result means Villa have now picked up just five points from 14 games this season, and remain bottom of the Premier League table after another dreadful result.

New manager Garde is still searching for his first win as Villa boss, and some fans have aimed criticism at the club's defence once again.

After a 4-0 defeat to Everton last week, Villa leaked another three today, with Garde choosing to use the same defence again today, with Kieran Richardson continuing in Jordan Amavi's absence despite struggling against Everton.

Garde has now told the club's official website that he will consider changes in the future, saying that his defence must improve collectively and individually.

"I have some possibilities, yes. I will have a look. I don't know for the moment," said Garde. "I have many players who can play also at the back, not too many in all positions. But some are possibilities for me, I will see. It's not always individuals though, it's sometimes collective."

"But also as individuals, for sure, they have to improve their level. It's not a criticism, it's a fact. Everybody has to improve his level and the team will be better," he added.

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