Aston Villa boss Remi Garde insists club can still survive Premier League relegation battle

Rémi Garde

Villa look dead and buried at the bottom of the table.

Aston Villa's struggles continued this afternoon, as they were defeated 4-0 at The Etihad by Manchester City.

They actually did well in the first-half to stifle their more illustrious rivals. However they came out for the second-half and capitulated. In the end, it was lucky to only finish 4-0.

They have now lost their last four Premier League games, conceding 15 goals in the process - Villa are as good as gone.

But with nine games left and nine points the difference between Villa and Sunderland it is not impossible that they survive.

One man who is not giving up on the miracle is their boss Remi Garde.

The Frenchman refuses to concede that relegation is inevitable.

He told the BBC after the game:

"We can do it but we have to be realistic, if we play like we did in the first half, we have a chance. But if we play like in the second half, it is difficult."

But does Garde really believe that?

Villa are on their way down this season and soon enough it will be mathematically sure. That could not come any sooner as at the moment Villa's fleeting hope is not helping.

They need to have relegation confirmed so they can start planning for next season as soon as possible.

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