London - Under pressure Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood is
certain his side will start picking up points if they match the performance
levels they showed in Saturday's 2-0 loss to Chelsea.
Villa have failed to win since beating Bournemouth on the
opening weekend and are second from bottom in the league following a run of
seven defeats in eight matches.
No team has lost more league games than Sherwood's men and
the pressure is mounting on the former Tottenham Hotspur boss, who is the
favourite among British bookmakers to be the next Premier League manager to be
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Sherwood was targeting all three points when they host an
out-of-sorts Swansea City on Saturday to improve confidence at the Midlands
"We can't feel sorry for ourselves. It's about dusting
ourselves down and moving on to the next one against Swansea this
weekend," Sherwood told the club's website (www.avfc.co.uk).
"I was encouraged with a lot from the Chelsea game --
we went to Stamford Bridge and matched the champions.
"We have belief. Obviously not winning games doesn't
breed a lot of confidence. But it's encouraging for me how positive the boys
are. They realise they can match teams like Chelsea and we have to take into
the next game, which is very important.
"We go into the game with plenty of desire and
determination. But we do need to get that extra confidence boost which three
points brings," he added.For
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