Bruce comes out fighting after humbling defeat

first_imgAston Villa manager Steve Bruce has come out fighting after his side’s disappointing defeat to Sheffield United on Saturday.The Villans suffered an embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Sheffield United in the Sky Bet Championship and the Villa manager has backed himself to get it right at Aston Villa, insisting: ‘I do know what I’m doing’.A small section of the away end chanted words to the opposite effect as Villa were battered 4-1 by Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.Bruce labelled his side’s first-half performance as ‘embarrassing’ and said, as quoted by BirminghamMail: “We were a team that was fragmented and one or two turned into a circus act.”The boss blamed himself for picking Jack Grealish, John McGinn and Jonathan Kodjia as they had been struggling with injuries in the build-up to the game.But he stopped short of making excuses and said: “Everyone wants to kick our **** and we’ve had it truly kicked today.”Steve BruceAllardyce praises Newcastle’s Steve Bruce Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Sam Allardyce believes Steve Bruce is a better fit at English Premier League side Newcastle United than he would ever have been.He came out fighting, though, and insists times will get better at Villa under his leadership.“We are Aston Villa so when you get beat badly, you have to accept the consequences,” he added.“The social media dinosaur thing will be coming out and ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’. But, look, I have been four times out of this league and got beaten last year in the play-off final.“I think that would encourage me that I do know what I am doing. We have had an awful beating and you have to accept the flak which goes with it. It is part and parcel of being at a great club like this one.”“If you get beat heavily and put in a performance then questions are going to be asked. The disappointing thing for me, is I always ask of my team, put your boots on. Not enough did today.”last_img

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