Gerrard determined to change Aston Villa’s poor season
As per recent reports, Steven Gerrard’s position at Aston Villa is under pressure but the tactician is determined that he can change things for the better at the club.
is confident that he is the manager to turn things for the better at Aston Villa despite their poor vein of form, saying:
"I'm capable of getting out of this".
With the club close to the Premier League relegation zone as they have only won two matches out of 10 this season, Gerrard’s place at the club has been put under a lot of pressure. Before their battle against Fulham on Thursday, Villa have only grabbed one victory in their last eight games, meeting the target only five times during that time.
Reports have emerged suggesting that Aston Villa will consider former Parsi Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino if they decide to dismiss Gerrard, but the ex-Liverpool player is keen on fighting for the club.
"I'm here to fight and to lead every single minute of every day, and I've got every confidence and belief in myself that I can change this situation,"
Gerrard said on Wednesday.
"I'm game for these periods because I believe and know I can get through them if I stay true to myself. I'll front this head on, I'm game for it and I'll show everyone that I'm capable of getting out of this.
"I accept how I'm getting judged right now, but there's no one on the planet more determined to change it than myself and that's all I need to focus on, which is the next three points."
The only club having worse shot conversion rate than Villa are Wolves this season as the former only scored seven goals from 116 attempts. Philippe Coutinho’s poor form has been the key to their struggle as he hasn’t scored yet this season, but Gerrard believes he will return to a rich form.
"The age he is at and the talent, I very much have full confidence and belief in Phil,"
"Obviously the stats at the moment suggest that he's not in the best place or at his best, which we all understand.
"But we as a staff and me as his manager, will give him every bit of support he needs. You don't lose talent, you don't lose class. It's still there.
"Confidence and belief can change very quickly, so my opinion on Phil Coutinho won't ever change, because I see it on a daily basis. He's just got to replicate it in the games."
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