Tim Sherwood however didn’t continue to refer to himself within the third person, but as an alternative launched an impassioned defence of his Aston Villa side.Aston Villa started brightly against Chelsea but succumbed to a strike from Diego Costa and an personal purpose from Alan Hutton to fall to however a different Premier League defeat.
Villa have now won just one point from a possible 24 following their victory over Bournemouth around the opening day, and sit above only Sunderland and Newcastle within the table.
Against a Chelsea side themselves struggling for form Villa looked constructive, but Sherwood believes the very first goal – described as “fluky” was of utmost importance.
“The 1st purpose in any match is so critical, and Chelsea didn’t must work too hard for that,” he told Sky Sports.
“I’ll take the positives now – we took the game to them, we dominated them within the 1st period and we created several possibilities of our personal. But we gave ourselves an uphill task after the very first aim.
“It’s only a matter of time until Chelsea come great, and today we didn’t get the rub with the green. We’ve got to move on and understand from blunders, mainly because they may be costing us in the moment.
“Goalscoring has not been our issue, but not winning matches is not surprisingly a concern. We will continue to operate difficult in education to put things suitable.
“I cannot worry about speculation regarding me – this can be small business as usual. I am on Aston Villa’s side, no-one else’s.”
Speaking to Sky Sports, Sherwood continued his impassioned defence.
“We gifted ambitions away today – they have been fluky, but when you’re down the bottom that’s what you get,” he stated. “Chelsea often score in the Bridge so we knew we had to score to obtain some thing out of now.
“We dominated in the opening period, and they had no possibilities till they scored, which was a present from us.
“Unfortunately, we haven’t got that cutting edge which you need to win matches. We’re not blaming individuals – we are within this with each other. We’ve got to bounce back and dust ourselves down. The result is disappointing but we’ll crack on.
“Stats can mislead people at instances – we played around the front foot here at the Bridge, we matched them initially. We believe we’ll keep in this division, even though it’s clear for everybody to view that we’re a side in transition.
“I am optimistic, I will not shrink. I didn’t hear my supporters shouting for me to leave. I’ll maintain swinging, even though I’m backed into a corner.”