Aston Villa never lacked commitment in my reign, insists Tim Sherwood

Trinity Road Stand - Aston Villa

Sherwood's former side were beaten 6-0 by Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.

Aston Villa’s players were never lacking commitment during Tim Sherwood’s time at the club, the former manager has told BBC's Match of the Day 2, broadcast from 10pm, February 14th.

The Villans were on the end of an embarrassing defeat on Sunday afternoon as Liverpool were 6-0 winners at Villa Park, their largest home defeat since 1935.

Following the game, defender Joleon Lescott posted an apology to the Villa faithful for the display, in particular apologising for a lack of commitment from himself and the rest of the squad.

And commenting on that, Sherwood says that there was no such issue when he was in charge of the club before his dismissal earlier in the campaign.

“All I can tell the Villa fans is that in the 10 games I was there I never labeled that at the team – commitment,” he told Match of the Day 2.

"They always showed good commitment - that wasn't a problem. They showed commitment all of the time. Today was very disappointing for Aston Villa fans.

"There's 36,000 turned up there today. They're bottom of the league. They're a fantastically supported club and it's not looking good."

It will now be interesting to see how Villa deal with their squad when and if they are eventually relegated from the Premier League.

They are likely to be keen to sell as many as possible given how they have performed this season, with several not even looking up to Championship standard, never mind that of the Premier League.

Whether they can do that though remains to be seen, with clubs sure to have watched this campaign and not been impressed by both their performances or the attitude shown by this current squad.

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