Remi Garde discloses details of his team-talk after Aston Villa's defeat to Watford

Aston Villa were beaten 3-2 by Watford in their last outing.

Remi Garde has told the Aston Villa’s official website that he tried to explain the importance of being more efficient in possession to his squad after their defeat to Watford.

Villa were beaten 3-2 by Watford in their most recent outing, leaving them seven points adrift of safety.

However, rather than shout at his team, Garde says that he took a more constructive approach in the dressing room after the defeat.

“The desire to win games is very important,” he said.

“I said after the game we need more efficiency in two boxes - the offensive one and the defensive one.

“The passing game is the way I prefer my team to play but I told the players I want to win games and you have to be efficient.

“This is very important to the way I want to play.”

Villa's defeat to Watford means that are now without a win in their last 13 Premier League fixtures, stretching back to the opening day, and optimism appears to have been shattered at the Midlands club.

Garde’s arrival does not seem to have sparked any sort of revival in the side’s fortunes, with Villa’s performances still well off the pace.

The Claret and Blues will hope that they can show some signs of improvement soon, though, with their next fixture coming against Southampton.

Villa travel to St. Mary’s on Saturday, and the trip could be a daunting one, given what happened on their last visit to the south coast.

Villa were beaten 6-1 by Southampton last season, and a repeat result this time around would be disastrous.

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