The Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said that he is confident that the team can overcome the poor start in that they have made to the new season and comfortably avoided relegation. Aston Villa were recently held 1-1 by Paul Lambert’s former club Norwich city at Villa Park. This poor result once again meant that Aston Villa are no closer to improving than they were under Alex McLeish. Despite the ongoing troubles, the manager Lambert has backed the players to deliver the performance in the upcoming matches. He has said that Aston Villa will get enough results to get them out of the relegation trouble.
It was only a few years ago that Aston Villa were challenging in the European spot under the former manager Martin O’Neill. However, the tightening of the purse by the owner Randy Lerner has subsequently resulted in the team’s quality decreasing considerably over the years. Despite this, Lambert reckons that he has a good squad at his disposal. Christian Benteke scored the opening goal for Aston Villa, but they were held to a draw following the equaliser from Norwich city. Norwich then could have easily gone on to win the match had it not been for the narrow escapes.
“I know the stats. We have to try to win games. But I have a real faith and trust in these players. I have great belief in them. I’ll stick with them. They will be fine. I’ve not been long here and we just need to keep building and building and keep doing our best. In terms of the league, there is nothing in it (points-wise). If the lads keep the effort and commitment going, then they will be fine,” said Lambert after the match. Chris Hughton was delighted with the first point away from home after a long time.