And you know what, he’s bloody delighted with the clean sheet as well!
Speaking to the Official Site following our latest first team pre season friendly (no I won’t be clever but apparently U21 coach Stan Petrov was in the crowd!) Paul Lambert has expressed his delight at yet another solid goalscoring performance from the team following on from the Crewe victory, but equally his delight that our rotated backline didn’t concede today.
I must admit I missed the last few goals sadly, but goals came from Fabian Delph, Gabby Agbonlahor, Christian Benteke, Jack Grealish and I thought Gary Gardner, although Lambert’s verdict lists Sammy Carruthers – I won’t lose sleep over it, but hopefully that’ll be clear come tomorrow.
‘It was excellent, we started really well again. We were pressing. We play a passing game and we’re getting better and better. We defintely have goals in us, that’s for sure.’
One thing that will please the gaffer following our summer of Benteke will he, won’t he, is the fact goals are started to come from other folks so we aren’t as reliant again, and he rightly points out we could’ve had more in the game and raised the score – from what I saw – potentially by another three at least. But that’s not to say Walsall didn’t have their own chances, nor did they roll over.
The difference again was, we took the chances as they came, after a period of very little penetration. (Those who read the forum will know it’s my word of the night. I’m looking for a zone-dweebies moment again!).
Lambert also rightly thanked and praised the fans who travelled to the game saying the noise levels they created didn’t ‘surprise me’ and adding that it’s always appreciated by him and the team because they all know we are behind them.
Many on the forum tonight were asking about our walking wounded, and we got an update on that.
‘Hopefully Aleksandar (hamstring) and Jores (thigh) will maybe train Friday and then we will see how they are for the game (Shamrock).’
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