Hard work the only option for Aston Villa, says Idrissa Gueye

Remi Garde's side were beaten by Manchester City on the weekend.

Continued hard work is the only option Aston Villa have as they bid to escape relegation this season, midfielder Idrissa Gueye has told the club’s official website.

Remi Garde’s side look destined to drop into the Championship next season after a disastrous campaign this year.

They are currently bottom of the table with just 16 points to their name after 29 games, a tally which leaves them nine points from safety.

Last weekend saw them beaten 4-0 by Manchester City to make it four defeats in a row in yet another disappointing result for the Villains.

And Gueye admits that the only thing they can do is work hard to try and finish the season strongly.

"Now all we can do is work very hard on the training ground day after day and keep going,” he told avfc.co.uk.

"The confidence is low, of course, because we are not winning football matches. That happens. We have lost four games in a row but we can't dwell on that.”

"We have to look forward and focus on what's ahead of us not what's happened before. It will be a very difficult challenge to get out of this situation but we do believe.”

The problem for Villa is that their current set of players doesn’t seem capable of putting in the hard work needed this season.

Instead, it appears that they gave up on the fight a long time ago, with the club’s failure to back Garde in the transfer window considered a clear indication of that.

Indeed, Villa’s fans may have been more willing to accept the current dire circumstances had their stars shown more effort for the cause at the least.

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