Aston Villa manager, Remi Garde has cited the lack of efficiency in front of goal, as Villa’s reason for the loss against Sunderland.
Garde’s men could not withstand pressure from Defoe, who found the net twice in the 3-1 victory that saw Villa sink further down.
Hope came in the form of Gil’s equaliser, only for Defoe to claim a brace that won it for Sunderland.
The Frenchman told Sky Sports News: “It’s a big disappointment. We didn’t play too badly, the teams were close in terms of level but we didn’t score and then conceded too many, it’s as simple as that.
“I’m not fed up, I’m just trying to do my job as best as possible, every day, every minute.
“I am disappointed because we didn’t expect to lose here. We didn’t play too badly but we need to be more efficient.”