Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish believes that his side need to get back up and hit the ground running again as they look to recover from their shock 6-1 defeat to Manchester City over the weekend.
It was a rather forgettable day at the office for Villa who hosted City - Anwar El Ghazi managed to score a consolation goal for his side which came from a penalty but the damage was already done.
Manager Dean Smith's charges will now look to Brighton & Hove Albion where they hope for a different result; ideally three very crucial points as they aim for Premier League survival.
“It was obviously a tough game," Grealish told the club's official website after the game.
“I think they’re a brilliant side but we were nowhere near good enough.
“We were nowhere near good enough, we know that as a team, and we spoke about that in the dressing room.
“They’re an unbelievable team, you’ve just got to look at the players they have in their starting XI and on the bench.
“It was tough but we can always be better.
“We have to try and forget about it and go into next weekend’s game against Brighton with our heads held high.”
He added: “You can’t really do much against Manchester City sometimes.
“But we do feel that, as a team, we could have done much better to keep the scoreline down.
“It’s one of those games that we’re going to have to dust ourselves down from and go again next week.”
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