Remi Garde highlights the positives for Aston Villa after Stoke defeat

RĂ©mi Garde

His side were beaten 2-1 by Mark Hughes' team on Saturday.

There were some positives despite Aston Villa’s loss to Stoke City on Saturday afternoon, manager Remi Garde has told the club’s official website.

The Villans were beaten 2-1 by Mark Hughes' side at the Britannia Stadium in yet another disappointing display from the side.

The loss extended Villa's winless away record in the Premier League this season, with them now without a victory on the road since the opening day win over Bournemouth.

Despite there being plenty of negatives once again, Garde was keen to highlight that there were some positives for his side from the game.

“We improved the team spirit since the Liverpool defeat,” he told

“I think we were on the same level as we were before the Liverpool defeat. But today we were without attacking power to threaten enough Stoke.”

“Except the first 15 minutes of the second half, I thought the players did all that they can, to be fair.”

The problem for Garde is that the negatives far outweighed the positives for his side once again this weekend.

Of most concern to him, and the club's fans, will be that his side have seemingly accepted relegation as a certainty at this point and are not even putting up a fight.

That is hard for the fanbase to accept, with the perceived lack of effort from their stars one of the worst aspects in what has been a disastrous campaign for Garde and his men.

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