Paul Lambert has said that he’s not afraid of the history of the club and whilst our new signings might not be household names, he believes in what they add to our team.
Betfair already have us as 2.36 odds to return to the top ten and BBC Sport labelled him a winner. Looks like the fans optimism is backed by his own optimism and confidence.
Speaking to the Scottish Sunday Mail, our gaffer said of our expectations, our history, and the type of player he has added to the team:
‘Aston Villa are a big club with a massive support. They expect to be successful and to be winning – and they are quite right to think like that. It’s up to me to make that a reality and I will give it my best.’
Saying ultimately that it’s players who win games, he continues:
‘I take great care about the type of player I sign. They have to have to right characteristics, be confident and must be able to fit in. I have inherited some good players and have added quality. The names might not roll off the tongue but I believe in them.’
As for the historical element, he concludes by saying that our history is a perfect example of what the club should be striving to achieve now, and as well as rightly honouring our heroes of the past, he hopes he can oversee success that gives rise to the heroes of the future.
All this positivity lark still confuses me.
Oh one last quote for those wondering about finances:
‘In terms of finance, I know exactly what the club can do. Listen, it’s not all about cash, that’s never my outlook. What I do know is it will be an exciting season and I’m pleased to be part of it.’
Surely we’ve all learnt by now it’s not what the club can do in terms of cash, it’s where that cash goes…it doesn’t look like Lambert has wasted a penny yet and you’d have to imagine he’s at least looking at another 3 signings minimum, and whilst not every player will turn out to be a success, I’d imagine we are going to do well for the money we do spend.
A marquee signing would just be the icing on the cake though!
Paul Lambert Forum Thread.
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