Aston Villa manager Remi Garde has demanded that his side must “work hard together” if they are to keep their Premier League status.
The Frenchman saw his side lose 4-0 to Everton on Saturday in a demoralising defeat, only two weeks after battling to a 0-0 draw at home to Manchester City.
The Villains are currently rock bottom of the Premier League table with only one win in 13 games – an opening day victory against Bournemouth.
However, Garde insists his squad has enough quality to beat relegation and retain their top-flight status.
“I still think we have qualities in this team – and in the next game we have to show this,” said Garde in the Express and Star.
“There are a lot of games to play. We will fight for every point – and we will continue that against Watford this next weekend.
“We have to carry on working hard. I said that to the players because nothing is finished, nothing is done.”
Garde added: “In the first half, it wasn’t a question of spirit – maybe we were too light, we didn’t win enough duels.
“The key for us is to work hard all together.”
The Aston Villa boss was backed up by his captain Micah Richards, who added: “You have to keep your head held high.
“I am positive we can get out of this. We have to keep working hard.”