Here we go, a week of the players telling us that they will play well in the next game following the weekends defeat!
Wilfred Bouma, who appeared furious when subbed v Man Utd says the loss was a blow and that they want to put things right v league strugglers Bolton. I think we heard the same about Middlesbrough and Sunderland!?
The left-back told the official site:
'We must now focus on the Bolton game. We have got to look to the future. It will be two or three days before this is out of our minds. We are going to have to talk about what went wrong in this game. Most of us know what went wrong, but we were up against a quality side. We want to improve and we have got to do so. It is a long time since we have been in this situation. Three defeats is hard- the only good thing is that we already have enough points on the board. But everybody wants to get that good feeling back when we win. That is the feeling that we all play for.'
Adding, 'It has been a long time, Newcastle and Reading were the last games we won. This is not the best feeling we have had for a long time.'
He also admits at Old Trafford we could have lost by seven goals and admits it is difficult to explain because 'we have shown we can make life difficult for the top teams.'
Aston Villa have six players away with their countries in the October international window.
Midfielder Jordan Veretout hasn't just had to adjust to life in a new country, at a new club and with a new language, there was also the small matter...
Err. The Vital Villa man of the match v Stoke City...
Manager Tim Sherwood has given his normal Monday briefing, and goalkeeper Brad Guzan has also given his thoughts as frustration reigns.
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