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Lambert Shrugs Off Villa Fans' Criticisms

Lambert Shrugs Off Villa Fans' Criticisms

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has shrugged off criticism from his club's own fans after their 4-1 defeat at Swansea City.

Villa fans grew more and more frustrated during the second half at the Liberty Stadium as their team struggled to get back in the game having gone down 2-1 by half time.

There were boos and chants of 'Lambert out' by the time Bony converted a late penalty to make it 4-1, but the Villa boss shrugged off the criticism, but the reality is that for a second successive season, Lambert has guided the team far too closely to the relegation zone.

They'll survive, but relegation is not a word that should even be in a Villa fan's vocabulary. Top half should be their aim as a bare minimum, but you wonder how much longer they'll be in the Premier League if they keep Lambert.

'I totally understand supporters,'

'This is a huge football club where the expectancy level is so high because of what it's done in the past.

'That's normal when things are not going well. You've got an expectancy level that you've got to live up to here. That's the bottom line.

'Criticism is never nice, but I had it as a player and I've had it as a manager.

'It's something you take on your shoulders.'


Talking about the game, Lambert added:

"The first half is as well as we`ve played in the last few weeks,"

"I thought we deserved to get back into the game with a really good goal. The second goal from Swansea is a wonder goal, but I think it`s an error on our part.

"Brad Guzan has been fabulous for me in the two years that I`ve been here so I`m not going to criticise that lad for that.

"He`ll make saves again to keep everybody safe on that front. But the second goal was a major turning point in the game.

"We had a lot of the ball and for about 70 odd minutes the game was pretty even. I`ve been down here a few times with teams and not had much of the ball. But we had a lot of the ball especially in the first half.

"Nobody can ever fault the effort. We gave it everything. The third goal we came out and were not marking. The fourth goal, whether it was a penalty or not I`m not so sure, but a big turning point was that second goal.

"It was a great finish and great vision. I`m quite sure Shelvey could do that 50 times and not score, but the one that really mattered went in.

"It was a great finish from their point.'




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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Saturday April 26 2014
Time: 10:39PM

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