Remi Garde says that the performance of Aston Villa’s players in their last two games shows that they can survive Premier League relegation.
Villa came from behind to draw 1-1 with Leicester on Saturday evening, four days after beating Crystal Palace for their first win since the opening day.
Garde’s side are now six points behind Sunderland and nine from safety, with 16 league games still remaining.
“If you look at the two games we’ve played we can be pleased about the spirit,” Garde said.
“These players have the right attitude to try to save the club from relegation.
Garde also said that his job had been made far tougher for having to come into the club part way through the season.
“Sometimes it takes time. If there is pre-season it’s because it’s useful and when you don’t have pre-season to work with your team it’s more difficult.
“I didn’t have this time and when I arrived the team had lost seven games in a row. I know my face was new in the dressing room – my language as well – but it doesn’t take hours to put it right.”