“In football you never know how things can go”
“We had made progress during January and since then we are struggling again to win points.”
He still holds out some hope that Villa can plot the unlikeliest of escape but knows fans will find that hard to comprehend.
He added: “Yes, we can. If you look at Leicester last season they started to win now seven games, drew one and lost one.
“Why can’t we do that? We have shown very poor football in previous games but in football you never know how things can go.”
On Sunday title-chasing Spurs travel to Villa hoping to add to their run of four successive defeats.