Okore: Players all believe Aston Villa can survive

Date published: Thursday 14th January 2016 10:29 - Mark Holmes

Aston Villa: Celebrate Joleon Lescott's winner against Crystal Palace

Jores Okore says everyone at Aston Villa believes they are capable of avoiding relegation from the Premier League this season.

Joleon Lescott’s header against Crystal Palace on Tuesday earned Villa their first win in five months and secured Remi Garde’s first victory as manager in 11 attempts.

Rock-bottom Villa next host high-flying Leicester City, who survived last season by winning seven of their last nine games, having looked dead and buried.

And Okore feels Villa can emulate them if they win at the weekend and also beat West Brom in their following Premier League game.

He said: “Of course we can, we all believe we can do it, we wouldn’t be here otherwise. We have the belief we can get on a run now with two big games coming up.

“If we get something against those two teams then everything seems possible. It’s going to be close.

“They (Leicester) did really well last year. If they can do it, we need to believe we can do it too.

“I don’t know about miracles, but it’d be a really big thing. It’s something that won’t be forgotten in a hurry if we stay up.”

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