Jordan Veretout urges Aston Villa to put pride back in the badge

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Remi Garde's side were beaten 6-0 by Liverpool last time around.

Aston Villa midfielder Jordan Veretout has urged his teammates to improve their performances and “put pride back in the badge”, via the club’s official website.

Remi Garde’s side are currently rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table and eight points from safety.

Last time around saw them suffer their worst defeat of the season as they were beaten 6-0 by Liverpool at Villa Park.

Things are tumultuous on and off the pitch with one of England’s biggest clubs in demise, and summer signing Veretout has urged the players to start putting pride back into their performances and the famous crest.

"The lads are determined to put the pride back in the badge and show everyone - including our supporters what we are capable of,” he told

"We have to show that fight, spirit and belief - that was definitely there in the games before Liverpool. We're going to battle for every point and see where that takes us.”

"We're all very aware that it's a tough challenge but we've not given up on getting over the line and staying up.”

The problem for Villa is that it seems that both the players and the club have already given up that fight against relegation this season.

The failure to back manager Remi Garde in the transfer window was evidence of that, as they failed to bring in any new players despite the Frenchman’s obvious desire to add new faces.

They do not exactly have an easy run of games to improve in either, with Stoke City, Everton, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur their opponents in the next four games alone.

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