Scott Sinclair remains upbeat ahead of the coming tie against struggling, but, current Premier League Champions Chelsea.
With the international break still fully to leave us mere mortals to real football, Sinclair drew the media short stick on the Official Site today and he was insistent that Villa had both the ‘character and quality’ to move up the table and start racking up the wins like everybody wants.
Admitting that we are in a ‘difficult situation’ sitting in the bottom three and the only form we’ve mustered being a losing one, the former Manchester City player explained that he felt it was only a matter of time before we clicked properly and performed consistently across 90 minutes because as everybody accepts, we have seen flashes of what we could be capable of with this group.
‘Collectively it’s been difficult. The results haven’t gone our way. But we’re determined to start picking up results. We have enough time. There’s no need to panic. We’re in a difficult situation at the moment. But with the characters and the quality in the squad, we should be pushing out of the bottom three.’
As well as results, the attacking forward said that everybody in the camp wanted to give the ‘amazing’ fans something to really cheer when it came to our performances as well – and again that’s something they haven’t really done a lot of so far this year.
‘The fans are amazing. But you need to pay them back. When they’re coming to cheer us on and we’re not getting results, it’s difficult. You understand the frustrations. But we’re determined to see our performances pick up and also start getting some results. We want to give them back what they give to us.’
As for Chelsea more specifically, the Birmingham Mail have a few additions from this interview, and Sinclair adds.
‘On a personal note it has been great for me to get some goals but collectively it has been difficult. We go to Chelsea this weekend but there`s never a good time to play them. They`re a world class team. They`ve got world-class players so it will be difficult. But if we go there and give 100 per-cent we`ve got a chance.
With the 26 year old playing wide or mainly as a second striker so far this year, he said he’d play anywhere and do a job for us.
‘I think wherever the manager wants me to play I will do the job. If he wants me out wide or behind the striker then I`ll do that. It`s great playing up top but you must score goals if you`re in that position so I know I need to chip in with goals.’
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