Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard reassures fans he can ‘fix it’ following Wolves loss
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Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has reassured the Villa faithful that he can fix the current on field problems at the club and is confident in doing so.
Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Wolves marked the third successive defeat for the claret and blue, the worst run of the scouser’s tenure to date.
As much as a negative result against rivals hurt, though, it was less about the outcome of the game and more about the performance across 90 minutes that was worrying.
The first 45 in particular were nothing short of woeful. After a bright opening five minutes was wiped out by Wolves’ opener, Gerrard’s men simply caved to the adversity and not for the first time this season.
Whether it’s just a case of certain players not being good enough or something being really wrong with the mental side of the squad, once Villa go a goal down, you never feel too confident that they are going to get back into it.
As analysts and fans we see it and there’s no denying Gerrard does to. He understands the issues he has in front of him and his message to the faithful was that these will be solved and his upbeat nature reflected the confidence that he has in himself that he will get it right.
“I’m frustrated right now, I’m hurting by the result and the outcome of the game but I don’t feel low because I believe and I’m confident that we can fix it,” explained the manager.
“I know I’ve got good players. I know I’ve got the pool of a good team but for sure I know there’s work to do.
“I don’t feel low, I feel disappointed in the result and the outcome because we haven’t had a 90 minute performance from the boys.
“I felt a few of us were still on international duty today for sure, that’s my initial, honest reflection of the game but for sure we can improve and we can get better than that first half performance because it was second best for sure and Wolves could have easily killed the game by half-time on chances and their play in the first 45 - that’s my honest assessment of it.”
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