Guzan: Villa will ‘keep fighting’ to improve results

Date published: Monday 5th October 2015 2:43

Brad Guzan: Insists Aston Villa still believe in safety

Brad Guzan insists Aston Villa will find the “character, the belief and the fight” needed to pull away from the Premier League’s drop zone.

Villa find themselves 18th in the table with just four points after suffering their fourth consecutive Premier League defeat against Stoke on Saturday courtesy of Marko Arnautovic’s goal.

They now head into another international break before travelling to Chelsea on October 17.

And despite their struggles this term, Guzan says the belief in the claret and blue ranks cannot be questioned and is confident this will help their fortunes change sooner rather than later.

Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: “We’re disappointed after a result like that.

“It’s tough to take. It’s tough to swallow.

“We have to find a way to keep fighting, which we will and we have to move on.

“The Premier League is a league of details and you have to find a way to limit mistakes and close people down and be hard, especially in your own penalty box.

“Unfortunately, we probably gave Stoke a bit too much time but we’re not far off.

“We had some chances it’s now a matter of finding a way of getting over this little hump and hopefully we can crack on.

“We believe in one another, we help each other.

“You just need to find a way to get over that hump and we’ll use the next week and a half to do so and make sure we’re ready for Chelsea.

“We know it’s disappointing for the fans, we know it’s disappointing from our point of view.

“We’re continuing to stick together and we’re going to need the fans now more than ever.”

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Renowned for his positive outlook and demeanour, the USA No.1 also emphasised the importance of looking forward and is urging those of a claret and blue persuasion not to dwell on past results.

He added: “There’s still a lot of football to be played.

“We’ve just come into the month of October but we know results are very important and we have to find a way to pick up some points.

“You have to be looking forward.

“There’s nothing we can do regarding what’s previously happened – we can’t change the past.

“We have to find that character, the belief, the fight, the spirit – all the things that help you get out of tough times.

“The talent is definitely there.

“We just have to find a way to get results.”

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