The Boss: Garde on narrow Swansea loss, Richards and battling on
His views are below.
On the frustration of defeat…
I think it is a picture of our season, many of our matches, where we are all frustrated because the way we played - especially in the first half - I think we deserve a little bit more from this game.
When we control the game we are not dangerous enough to score goals.
We had some chances, especially in the first half.
On the conceded goal…
Unfortunately, it was on set pieces again.
In the game I don't think they have been very threatening and we controlled quite well when they attacked.
Once again it is very frustrating because of the way we played.
To get nothing from this game is something we can't afford in our situation.
On staying positive…
I think today we saw a real Aston Villa team.
I've got nothing special to reproach my players for because I think they did what they could.
We played as a team and, to be fair, you cannot say when you look at this game there are so many points between these two teams.
We all have to keep going and be back at the training sessions next week and prepare for the next one.
On battling on…
We have to fight until the end of the last minute that we can do.
As I said, today I am quite pleased with the way we played.
When you lose you are not happy but the character that the players showed today is something we have to do every game.
On frustration for the fans…
I'm like them, I'm very sad.
Like all the fans who travelled today and supported us very well, I'm very sad.
On Micah Richards's absence…
He has a groin injury.
I don't think it will be lengthy. The doctor told me that it's a light injury.
On our attacking intent…
Today I thought I had to make offensive changes because I thought we were very well in the game, we controlled the game and then I wanted to make more offensive power in the field.
Sometimes it's not possible. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't work.
Today we had four forward players finishing the game but then we didn't score.
Sometimes you have one striker and score. Football is not as simple as I can read it or listen to it.
On whether the game was our last chance…
No until it's mathematically impossible why should we give up?
It would be unprofessional to do that.
Today we have shown all the opposite than a team that's given up.
The next one will be the same.
Until the end I'm sure that we can have this kind of behaviour.