No hope for Aston Villa, says former star David Platt

Remi Garde's side were beaten by Stoke City on Saturday.

There is no hope for Aston Villa this season, and next season could be difficult for them as well next season, David Platt has told Sky Sports.

The Villains were beaten by Stoke City on Saturday afternoon, the latest defeat in a desperately disappointing campaign for them this season.

They are currently bottom of the Premier League table, eight points from safety with just 11 games of the season remaining.

They are all but relegated, and many are predicting that next season in the Championship could be a struggle, and Platt is among them.

“I don’t hold out any hope for them this year,” he told Sky Sports.

“And teams that drop down it’s very difficult for them to bounce back, especially when you’re on the back of winning three games.”

“I think there might be a lot of players that might think they’re too good to go down and that’s not what you need. The Championship is a very difficult league.”

The problem for Villa is certainly the players currently at their disposal given how they have performed this season.

The club is likely to be keen to get rid in the summer, but doing so will not be an easy task given the way the majority of them have played this season.

Those performances have not suggested they will be up for the fight in the Championship either, or indeed are of the required quality in general, further hinting there could be more dark days ahead for Villa.

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