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Steven Gerrard Frustrated As Aston Villa Booed Off Pitch After Latest Loss

Steven Gerrard Frustrated As Aston Villa Booed Off Pitch After Latest Loss
By Gary Connaughton Updated

Aston Villa have experienced a fairly disastrous start to their season.

Entering the campaign with hopes of earning a place in the top half of the table, their form so far more closely resembles relegation candidates.

They faced another struggling side this afternoon, with West Ham arriving at Villa Park having lost each of their first three games without scoring a goal. However, a Pablo Fornals strike would be enough to separate the sides as David Moyes' men ran out 1-0 winners.

The Aston Villa fans were certainly frustrated by the performance, with boos ringing out on the final whistle.

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They have now lost three of their first four Premier League games, with their only victory coming at home to Everton. Perhaps even more concerning, their performances in those fixtures have been absolutely dreadful.

It may be early in the campaign, but their manager is already coming under a huge amount of pressure.

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Steven Gerrard on boos after latest Aston Villa loss

Steven Gerrard quickly made his way down the tunnel after the game, although he did stay out long enough to hear the reaction from the home fans.

Speaking after the game, he gave a rather tetchy response when asked about the boos in the stadium.

I have got two ears and I hear a lot of things. I heard the fans’ frustration and last time I checked my ears were still working so, yeah, I pick up on everything.

I’ve been in the game long enough. If you lose three games out of four it is not the start the supporters wanted and certainly not the start that I wanted, so of course I understand.

We certainly share our supporters’ frustration and there is no one more frustrated than me.

The only thing we can do now is act and try to put it right. I am all in to make that happen and my staff are but it has to come from within the players as well and the players have got to really stay together and find results now to move us up the table...

We’re frustrated at the moment and we haven’t put enough points on the board, certainly for the players we have got in the dressing room.

Our return hasn’t been enough, I’m aware of that and in terms of moving forward we have got a choice. We either feel sorry for ourselves and it continues or we roll our sleeves up, stick together and try to put it right. I need to lead that and that is what I’ll try to do.

It is unlikely that things will get much easier for Aston Villa in the near future, with games against Arsenal and Manchester City set to come over the next week.

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Further poor performances in those fixtures would certainly pile further pressure on Steven Gerrard, with the patience of many supporters already wearing thin only 10 months into his tenure.

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