Steven Gerrard not settling with 4-0 win, claims there’s ‘still a lot of work to do’

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Danny Ings, Ollie Watkins, Douglas Luiz and Philippe Coutinho all got on the scoresheet on Saturday afternoon

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard was pleased to see his side put in a ruthless performance in the 4-0 victory over Southampton but adds that there is still a lot of work to do to get the team where he wants them to be.

Villa scored two goals in both halves to cement a well deserved three points at Villa Park and despite the win not nearly flattering the hosts, Gerrard was still demanding more in his post-match interview.

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Steven Gerrard, Manager of Aston Villa celebrates after their side scored their fourth goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and SouthamptonSteven Gerrard, Manager of Aston Villa celebrates after their side scored their fourth goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Southampton
Steven Gerrard, Manager of Aston Villa celebrates after their side scored their fourth goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Southampton | Getty Images

“Look I don’t think it’s time to get too excited, we’ve won two games and kept two clean sheets but that was on the back of a bad run of form,” he explained.

“I want to remain as balanced as I can, there’s still a lot of work to do in a lot of areas.

“Sitting here right now on the back of the two performances and back of the two results, I feel really good.

“We’ve got real big potential to move it forward.

“It’s the first time we’ve had the front six fit and available if you like ie [Bertrand] Traore, [Leon] bailey.

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“We should have Carney [Chukwuemeka] back for Thursday night.

“We’ve go a lot of attacking talent and when it clicks you can see we can be a really ruthless team going forward but for me the key is always what it looks like out of possession.

“Last season against Southampton we were 4-0 down at half-time so that tells me that in the past this time has been to passive in the past.

“For me it’s about trying to get both sides of the game right. It’s alright having loads of talented players but we need to be a real tough side to play against.”

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Villa travel to Elland Road on Thursday evening to take on Leeds United, hoping to make it three wins on the bounce for the first time this season.

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