Glass half full for frustrated Villa boss Remi Garde

first_imgRemi Garde has revealed his frustration at his winless start at Aston Villa but insisted he remains optimistic despite their awful position. The French boss is yet to taste victory in his eight games with Villa bottom of the Barclays Premier League. They go to second bottom Sunderland on Saturday 11 points from safety and four points behind the Black Cats. Villa lost 2-0 at Norwich on Monday and have not won in the league since the opening day of the season – a club record run of 18 games – but Garde admitted he has to stay positive. He said: “I am still very frustrated not to have won a game in this country, for sure, b ut I am still looking at it with an optimist’s view. “If you look at the game we had the previous week against West Ham (a 1-1 draw) we were not far away from winning. I know that we are not far away for sure. “I am still thinking the victory will come soon and that will change the mood of the changing room and the players too. “I am very focused on what I have to do. I know it’s getting difficult but there are still 19 games to play and 57 points to win. There are still enough to reach the target. “Yes it is getting tougher but I am still optimistic.” Defeat at the Stadium of Light would end a miserable Christmas and New Year after Garde targeted ending their winless run. But Villa have won just two points from nine following games against Newcastle, West Ham and Norwich. Garde is after Chelsea’s Loic Remy on loan – although has been criticised by Blues boss Guus Hiddink for publicly confirming his interest – and remains hopeful of a result at Sunderland. He added: “We will go there to win. I want my team to have the best spirit they can have – everyone in this club, particularly me and the players – have to show the best we can do.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

VIRAL: Lionel Messi’s son’s adorable reaction steals the show at his dad’s Ballon d’Or win

first_imgREAD: Lionel Messi’s Son Reacts Adorably To Dad’s Sixth Ballon D’Or; Steals Show At CeremonyMateo, son of Messi, certainly couldn’t contain his excitement and happiness when his dad received the player of the year award. The gesture is a winning heart across the internet. Mateo with his innocent reaction proved that he is the biggest fan of star Barcelona striker. The video was shared by #BallondOr on their Twitter account and was viewed more than 3 million times. The netizen was awestruck at Mateo’s adorable reaction. READ: Ballon D’Or Highlights: Lionel Messi Crowned The World’s Best Player For A Record 6th TimeThe Ballon d’Or 2019 ceremony just concluded on Monday night and as expected, Lionel Messi scooped the award for the sixth time in his career. The Barcelona forward had stiff competition from Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk but eventually prevailed with the Dutch defender taking second place on the podium. Pragya Puri 9 months ago Megan Rapinoe continues her glorious year with a Ballon d’Or WATCH US LIVE First Published: 3rd December, 2019 16:26 IST 😆 When your dad became the 2019 Ballon d’Or ! #ballondor pic.twitter.com/E1WMm0fkCT— #BallondOr (@francefootball) December 2, 2019 LIVE TV FOLLOW US Leo #Messi wins #BallonDor number 6️⃣❗️— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 2, 2019 Last Updated: 3rd December, 2019 16:26 IST VIRAL: Lionel Messi’s Son’s Adorable Reaction Steals The Show At His Dad’s Ballon D’Or Win Lionel Messi’s son Mateo was captured in an adorable moment when his dad received the Ballon d’Or. The video is winning hearts across the social media 9 months ago Lionel Messi nearly hit by umbrella thrown by Atletico fan after scoring late winnercenter_img 9 months ago ‘Greatest of All Time’: Fans rejoice after Lionel Messi wins his 6th Ballon d’Or WE RECOMMEND Messi last won the award back in 2015 and has now 6 Ballon d’Or awards, leaving his Portuguese rival Cristiano Ronaldo behind at 5.READ: ‘Greatest Of All Time’: Fans Rejoice After Lionel Messi Wins His 6th Ballon D’OrREAD: Lionel Messi Wins Record Breaking Sixth Ballon D’Or, Overtakes Ronaldo 9 months ago Ballon d’Or highlights: Lionel Messi crowned the world’s best player for a record 6th time Written By The crowd couldn’t stop applauding when playing legend Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or for the 6th time in Paris on December 2. However, his biggest fan and youngest son stole the show with his undeniably adorable reaction when his dad held the trophy aloft. Messi’s son winning hearts on the internet with his reaction During the ceremony, when the announcement was made that the winner of the Ballon d’Or is Lionel Messi, the cameras captured the reaction of his four-year-old son. He was seen sitting in the red chair, and after the announced was excitedly bouncing up and down on his seat. There was a huge smile on his face and he tugged at another kid who was sitting beside time.  9 months ago Lionel Messi, Megan Rapinoe expected to take Ballon d’Or Honours SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENTlast_img read more