Aston Villa managed to dodge the bottom relegation zone thanks to 3 points as this was the difference between the 17th safe spot and the 18th relegation spot which was held by Hull City.
However, even though Aston Villa was able to survive in the Premier League for another season according to Tim Sherwood there is no reason to celebrate.
Tim Sherwood was appointed as the head coach of Aston Villa in February 14 of the current year and the Premier League was struggling trying to secure consistent victories at that point in time as they only managed to secure 5 victories in 25 games but the arrival of Sherwood did slightly improve their form and Sherwood considers that evading relegation is something more like a job done instead of an actual reason to celebrate about it.
Aston Villa’s Tim Sherwood said: “I think it would have been in bad taste to celebrate like that and I don’t think a club like Aston Villa should be celebrating escaping relegation, to be perfectly honest. It’s a big relief but if we’re celebrating escaping relegation every year then we aren’t doing something right.’’
One of the talking points of the summer transfer window is Christian Benteke as the 24 year old attacker of Aston Villa is being targeted by a number of clubs. In this season he has managed to score 13 Premier League goals in 29 appearances and Liverpool as well as Manchester United are both of the club that are rumored to be willing to spend as much as €50 million in order to sign Benteke from Aston Villa but according to Tim Sherwood, the manager believes that Benteke will stay at Villa Park.
If Christian Benteke does decide to make a move either to Liverpool or Manchester United, his chances of competing in the Europa League or even the Champions League are much higher and this is something that big players want to do. They want to compete against the best teams and players in the world as well as win huge titles.
Winning huge pieces of silverware is something that Benteke is unlikely to accomplish anytime soon with Aston Villa but Tim Sherwood is confident that the 24 year old player will stay with the club because he is happy where he is right now.
The next few months will determine if whether or not Tim Sherwood was right.