TIM SHERWOOD says he will not quit as Aston Villa manager after going down to two “fluky” goals at Chelsea today.
Diego Costa’s strike and an Alan Hutton own goal earned the Premier League champions victory at Stamford Bridge.
Costa scored after Villa defender Joleon Lescott fluffed his lines, while Hutton deflected another Costa effort past goalkeeper Brad Guzan.
The result leaves Villa third from bottom in the Premier League, four points off safety, but Sherwood says he is the man to keep them up.
“We gifted goals away today – they were fluky, but when you’re down the bottom that’s what you get,” he told BBC Sport.
“Chelsea always score at the Bridge so we knew we had to score to get something out of today.
“We dominated in the opening period, and they had no chances until they scored, which was a gift from us.
“Unfortunately, we haven’t got that cutting edge which you need to win matches.
“We are not blaming individuals – we are in this together. We have to bounce back and dust ourselves down. The result is disappointing but we’ll crack on.
“Stats can mislead people at times – we played on the front foot here at the Bridge, we matched them initially.
“We believe we’ll stay in this division, though it’s clear for everyone to see that we’re a side in transition.
“I am positive, I will not shrink. I didn’t hear my supporters shouting for me to leave. I’ll keep swinging, even if I’m backed into a corner.”
SOURCE: EXPRESS SPORTS