Kevin MacDonald insists that new manager Garde has got 'something to work with'
MacDonald and Spurs manager Pochettino on the touchline (photo: @SpursOfficial)

With all the fuss ciruclating around Rémi Garde's appointment and Aston Villa's seventh straight loss, there was little to be said for Kevin MacDonald.

Having been in charge of Villa on an interim basis yet again, the former Swindon Town boss watched on from the sidelines as his team crashed to a 3-1 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur.

Commenting following the match that he after getting home at 2am he'd be "back in at about 7:30 am" to work with the youngsters, he confirmed that his spell with the first team was once again coming to an end.

This time around, he oversaw two defeats from two games, both away to fairly impressive opposition in Spurs and Southampton, but believes that the players showed new boss Garde that he has something to work with, as he attempts to get Villa off the bottom of the table and up the league.

Garde left the interim boss in control

Confirming that the Frenchman, who was in attendance at the game, "left it down to ourselves", MacDonald spoke confidently about how he's "got something to work with", as they were "putting themselves on the line for everything".

Former manager Tim Sherwood had failed to get Villa playing well this season, despite buying huge amounts of foreign talent in the summer, such as Jordan Veretout, Adama Traore and Jordan Ayew.

MacDonald thinks that Garde can be the man to solve these problems, citing that "he was a cultured player himself", and the current Villa squad need to "take a little more care of the ball and be more relaxed in some positions".

MacDonald gives injury update

One thing which will have concerned the new manager will regard the fitness of his new players, with two having come off injured before the second half. Ashley Westwood went off clutching his head, whilst Gabriel Agbonlahor didn't come back out for the second 45 - which came as a relief to some fans, considering the half he was having.

MacDonald gave updates on both players, confirming that Westwood had "blurred vision, concussion," but is a "warrior" out on the pitch. 

When asked about Agbonlahor, MacDonald said that he's got an "injured calf", and with the new manager coming in he didn't want to take any risks, explaining that Villa "can't afford any long-term injuries".

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