Alan Hutton has said that it is difficult for some of his Aston Villa teammates to perform to their potential at the moment as their confidence is so low, on the club's official site.
Villa have won just three of their 27 matches in the Premier League this season, and it has been evident that many of their players' confidence levels have been knocked by their poor form.
Hutton claims that his morale is still high, but he has suggested that some of his less experienced teammates have been badly affected by the side’s struggles for victory.
"It's difficult when maybe some boys aren't feeling as confident. They maybe you lose a bit of form - that's sport - it happens. People go through patches where it's difficult,” the Scotland international said.
"I've been there myself. I think we just have to stay together.”
Villa have been guilty of crumbling when put under pressure by opposition sides throughout the campaign so far.
The Claret and Blues were beaten 6-0 by Liverpool in front of their own fans in the last home match, and they lost 2-1 to Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium last Saturday.
That defeat has kept Remi Garde’s men at the bottom of the Premier League table, and only a miraculous escape could save them now.
Villa are eight points adrift of safety, and they appear destined to be playing in the Championship next season.