Aly Cissokho pleased with Villa's defensive solidarity against Norwich

Aston Villa got a vital victory at the weekend in their bid to avoid the drop.

Aston Villa defender Aly Cissokho has been speaking to the club’s official website about the back-four that took to the field for the recent victory against Norwich City.

Villa were desperate for a win heading into the match and they got it courtesy of goals from Joleon Lescott and Gabby Agbonlahor. However the clean sheet that Remi Garde’s side managed should not be understated.

Garde took time to get used to his players and ensure they played football his way, but the signs are promising and Cissokho is pleased with the contribution of him and his fellow defenders.

“Overall, we showed solidarity at the back,” the 28-year-old told “It’s always good for the four defenders to get the clean sheet. We managed that and I think we did a good defensive job.”

Villa still have plenty of work to do in the weeks ahead as they are still eight points from safety with 13 matches remaining.

However survival is not beyond the realms of possibility and if Villa win at home to Liverpool next weekend more people will start believing the impossible could become possible.

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