English Premiership

Garde takes confidence from City draw

2015-11-09 11:26
Remi Garde (Supplied)

Cape Town - Aston Villa manager Remi Garde was understandably happy after his first match as Villa manager ended a dreadful run of seven successive defeats for the Birmingham club that led to the sacking of former boss Tim Sherwood.

Garde led his side to a goalless draw against Manchester City and the newly-appointed manager is looking to take the stalemate as a confidence booster.

"It was a good point for us," said Garde.

"I am pleased for the players because they have worked hard today and they had worked very well since the beginning of the week," the former Arsenal and France midfielder added.

"A clean sheet against such a good team, such good players means that we should be a little bit more confident next time. That's what we were looking for.

"Today was a good occasion to do it. City were full of confidence after a brilliant, brilliant game in Sevilla (Pellegrini's men won 3-1 in the Champions League in Spain in midweek) which is quite a good team as well."

Garde added: "We have to believe we will be safe, but it is a tough mission. A point today is a move in the right direction.

"I would have been disappointed not to have got a point, but we were lucky at times.

"To be lucky, you have to work hard, and so we deserved it from that point of view."

 

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