Joe Cole says that Aston Villa players lost confidence in their Manager

Former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has dismissed suggestions that the Aston Villa players have lost their faith in manager Paul Lambert after the club succumbed to yet another defeat in the league.

Cole was expected to rejuvenated the Villa team after coming to the club on a free transfer. Lambert has tried to reduce the transfer fees being spent every year at the club by focusing on players like Joe Cole. Villa were not expected to get much from the weekend’s match against Chelsea, which they lost 2-1. However, there are several positives to take and most importantly was their first league goal in a month.

They cannot build on this positivity after suffering a 2-0 defeat against Hull City on Tuesday. This defeat has taken the club into the relegation zone, but Cole and the rest of the Aston Villa players are defiant and fully behind the manager. Villa have now lost all of their last five matches and are just five points away from the bottom of the table. This poor run of results could see the club relegated after years of flirting with relegation. A massive campaign was launched against Lambert with many of the Villa supporters calling for the former Norwich City boss to leave the club.

“We are 100 per cent behind the manager.He’s a fantastic manager who has been there and done it at all the clubs he’s been at.I feel we’ll get out of trouble and be all right. This is going to be a relegation dogfight for us and we have to stand up and be men.I think we’ve got to be confident. We need to be strong and together – the manager, players, fans and staff, everyone. We just need to try and keep on top of things,” said Cole.