Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph says the whole squad are feeling the effects of a poor performance away at Tottenham - but insists the players can't wait to put it right for the fans.

And the former Leeds starlet has called for his side to put the disappointing defeat behind then and focus on impressing Alex Mcleish and the travelling supporters against Swansea on Sunday.

"The dressing room is hurting. We all have fire in our stomachs and we're determined to bounce back. It was very disappointing for us. There's no-one more frustrated and disappointed than the boys," he said.

"But the key now is a need to focus on the next game and look to move on."

The midfielder was quick to praise the 'great' away support at White Hart Lane, and admits the players appreciate the committed following despite a disappointing effort in defeat.

"We appreciate how gutted the fans are when we lose. We're not only playing for each other out there, we're also playing for the fans too," Delph continued.

"We had a great following as always. They were brilliant, simple as that. If we can get a win for them and ourselves, we're always delighted."

In defence of his teammates Delph, who turned 22-years-old on the day of the defeat in north London, added: "In all fairness we were playing against a very good team in Tottenham. They excelled with their fans right behind them.

"We really care. We're professional footballers and we hate losing matches. Simple as that."

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