O'Neill: Top four finish almost out of reach

Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill admitted he is pessimistic about Aston Villa's chances of qualifying for the Champions League following his side's 3-3 draw with Everton on Sunday. The Villans had to come from 2-0 and 3-1 down to David Moyes' men to earn a thrilling draw, with Gareth Barry hitting the equaliser midway through the second-half from the penalty-spot. The point leaves Villa eight points behind Arsenal with just six games remaining, and after the match O'Neill conceded that his team were now all-but out of the running for a top-four finish. "Are we out of the Champions League? I would not disagree," he said. "I think either of us had to win to keep in touch. It is a result that suits Arsenal. "With Arsenal winning yesterday it will now be very hard, but we shouldn't just give up the fight like that. "Arsenal have some very tough games ahead, so have we, so we just have to go and win them and see what happens. I am not giving up, but it will be very hard." NEWS: Villa fight back to share six-goal thriller with Everton VILLA FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Boy's A Bit Special  Gabriel Agbonlahor, Isiah Osbourne Ask A Silly Question Peter Crouch Perfect XI Graham Taylor Plus! Rate Villa players (and others) on Talentspotter