Remi Garde finds Aston Villa's battling spirit interesting for the future

Aston Villa managed to pick up a 1-1 draw against Southampton yesterday.

Remi Garde has told the Birmingham Mail that the spirit Aston Villa showed during their match against Southampton should stand them in good stead for the future.

Villa managed to pick up a point at St Mary’s, after putting in a much improved performance.

The Claret and Blues showed good resilience throughout the contest, and Garde was encouraged by what he saw from his side.

"I still believe because there is still a lot of games to play. Spirit is as important as talent to be safe and what we have shown today is interesting for the future," he said. 

"The spirit we have shown today and the talent we have in the team (has encouraged me)."

Villa actually had a lead against Southampton, and they appeared to be closing on in their first fixture for 14 matches.

Joleon Lescott had scored from a corner early in the first half, but a late goal from Oriol Romeu stopped them picking up the three points.

That was a disappointment, but a draw against Southampton provides Villa with a platform to build upon.

The Claret and Blues clearly needed to start showing that they could avoid defeats, as they look to make up the seven point gap to safety.

Villa’s next match comes against Arsenal, and Garde will be desperate for his side to pick up their first win under his stewardship.

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