Aston Villa boss Remi Garde witnessed his team suffer a sixth consecutive loss in the league during the weekend.
The 1-0 defeat against Swansea City may have just confirmed their relegation to the Championship. It has been on the cards for quite a while now, as there has been no signs of a fightback from Villa even after the appointment of the Frenchman. The last victory that the club had in the league was back at the start of February. The loss against Swansea was a result of yet another poor piece of defending by the club.
Goalkeeper Brad Guzan was largely at fault for conceding the solitary goal scored by the home team. Fernandez came up with the only goal of the game just minutes after the players stepped out from the half-time break. The manager refused to criticise his goalkeeper amidst reports that he will be sacked as the manager in the next few days. There have even been astonishing reports of the club going back to Tim Sherwood, who was sacked in the first place to bring in Garde. There are just seven games left in the league campaign and Villa are a whopping 12 points away from safety.
It would take an even bigger comeback – than Leicester City’s last season – in order to remain in the Premier League from this position.”I’m not criticising or assessing a player after a game it’s never the time to do it would prefer to have a chat with the players before.Brad will go for the next international break away and we will have time to digest that and he will come back stronger. I think they only had one shot on goal and they scored and that’s very hard to take,” said Garde. The Frenchman could be gone before the campaign resumes following a short break for international action.