JUST IN: Steven Gerrard Sacked? Received vote of confidence from players
After Aston Villa’s 2-1 loss to Arsenal on Wednesday night, Steven Gerrard acknowledged he is worried about losing his job.Information Guide Nigeria
Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli, both Brazilian internationals, scored goals to give Arsenal the victory at the Emirates. Douglas Luiz did help Gerrard’s team draw even, but they were unable to cling on and avoid suffering their third straight Premier League loss.
With just three points this season, the outcome places Villa in 19th place in the standings. They have now suffered defeats at the hands of Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, West Ham, and Arsenal. Their lone Premier League triumph came against Everton at home. In the EFL Cup, they also won over Bolton.JAMB Result
“Of course I do,” Gerrard told BT Sport when asked about the possibility of losing his job. “I am really honest and critical of myself. If I stood here and said I wasn’t concerned I think you’d look at me as though I was from a different planet.”
Gerrard has already received the vote of confidence from his players. “It has nothing to do with the manager,” insisted Villa captain John McGinn. “Players are put out to do jobs and if we don’t perform those jobs it is our responsibility. Arsenal were in a similar position last season and stuck with it and got it right.”
Analysing Villa’s performance against Arsenal, Gerrard said: “We worked ever so hard to stay in the game and stay with Arsenal. I think technically they were a level above for 45 minutes. Because of our technical level we kept giving the ball back.
“We improved a lot second half and had some really interesting breakaways. Douglas provides a bit of magic to get us back in the game. Again we concede two goals because we didn’t get the detail of our defending right.
“Of course, the keeper [Emiliano Martínez] could have done a bit better for us for the second one but he kept us in the game for large parts of it as well. At the moment we a struggling to keep clean sheets and we need to get back to basics.”
McGinn added: “A bit of naivety. We were standoffish in the first half. Douglas scored a great goal and we were right back in it and then we make the same mistakes over and over again and we were punished...CONTINUE.YOUR.READING
“It is about us as players taking responsibility and being more streetwise. We need to start getting results and we are all aware of it.”