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Jordan Veretout: We must put pride back in the badge

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Jordan Veretout: We must put pride back in the badge

Jordan Veretout has called for the team to "put pride back in the badge" this weekend.

Villa face Stoke on Saturday following a painful 6-0 defeat to the Reds.

Veretout discussed the way forward for the claret and blues.

He said: "We were all very frustrated with the performance against Liverpool.

"No-one was happy with that defeat - players, fans, staff. We didn't play well at all and we got well beaten.

"Now we're looking to come back strong at the Britannia Stadium.

"We know we have to put in a positive display this weekend against a good Stoke side, who have been doing well this season.

"The lads are determined to put the pride back in the badge and show everyone - including our supporters, who have backed us all season - what we are capable of.

"We have to show that fight, spirit and belief - that was definitely there in the games before Liverpool.

"We know we're in a bad position in the table but we're going to battle for every point and see where that takes us.

"We're all very aware that it's a tough challenge but we've not given up on getting over the line and staying up.

"To do that, we need to start putting in really good performances - and we're looking for our good run to start on Saturday."

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Paul Brown
By @paulbrownavfc 23rd February 2016