The Villans boss spoke about defeat to Stoke City last time out at the weekend and the level of performance that’ll be needed to get three points against a buoyant Everton side, who recently announced fresh investment into the club – something Villa fans can only dream about with chants aimed at Villa’s owner, Randy Lerner the focal point of Saturday’s game.
Picking up the three points would be vital for us.
We will need the perfect game defensively and then we will need to be more threatening offensively.
Villa sit eight points from safety with 11 games remaining in the Premier League so a victory on Tuesday night would go some way in building the confidence of the players if they are to put a fight up against the inevitable.
Jordan Ayew will return to the Villa line up having served his three match suspension for his sending off against West Ham United.
I am not sleeping very well, as you can guess. I never relax, I am always watching football into the night. I am fully focussed on that. I will try to analyse what I need to do, what I can change.
Last time against Everton: A 4-0 loss was marred by Jack Grealish being seen out in Manchester hours after defeat.