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Houllier calls for Villa to start believing
25 Oct 2010 - 12:31:27
Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier has called on his side to show more belief after the fell to a 1-0 defeat at Sunderland at the weekend.
Frenchman Houllier took charge of Villa just over a month ago and has seen his new charges achieve mixed results as he attempts to make changes to the way his side play.
He told the club's official website: "I said to Gary McAllister this team needs to have more faith and belief in itself.
"Maybe because we are changing a few things, the philosophy of play - it will take time.
"We know where we are going, but sometimes it looks as if they can do very well and they don't believe in that.
"In fairness I liked the performance against Sunderland particularly in the second half. But I was disappointed with the result - we need to be more clinical, more lethal.
"The team have had practically three managers in a month and a half, you've got to take that into account.
"Some players thought they would never play then they have come back into the picture.
"Others don't play as regularly, so it is, I would say, a sort of an unsettling period for a team, you have to admit that."