Houllier calls for Villa to start believing

25 October 2010 12:31
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."

Source: ESA