Remi Garde encouraged by Aston Villa players' efforts in training

Aston Villa

Aston Villa are currently on a 13-match winless run in the Premier League, and they are already seven points away from safety.

Remi Garde has told the Birmingham Mail that he is still encouraged by Aston Villa’s players’ efforts on the training ground.

Villa have not won any of their first three matches under Garde’s regime, and they are now seven points away from safety.

However, the Claret and Blues boss is still remaining upbeat about his side’s survival chances, and he insists that he has seen enough commitment from the squad to suggest that they can get out of trouble.

“I’m professional, because I’ve got a group of players who at the moment are very unfortunate,” he defiantly stated.

“They are sad but the commitment they show on the training sessions makes me think we can win games.”

Villa have now failed to win any of their last 13 Premier League matches, and they desperately need to improve.

The Midlands outfit look like a side who are devoid of confidence, and their winless run has shown no signs of halting – despite Garde’s arrival.

Villa showed signs of encouragements during the French manager’s first game in charge – which finished in a 0-0 draw with Manchester City.

However, a 4-0 defeat to Everton and a 3-2 loss to Watford has destroyed any optimism that may have built up around Villa Park.

The Villains’ next fixtures comes against Southampton, in what looks to be another tricky assignment.

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