Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Lambert's Vision For Villa Sold Guzan

Lambert's Vision For Villa Sold Guzan

Brad Guzan has said it was Paul Lambert's vision for the future Villa that sold him enough to return and battle for the No 1 jersey with Shay Given.

Speaking to the Official Site in his first interview since rejoining us, Guzan said the decision was solely down to Paul Lambert's chat with him because he obviously already knows all about the club, our facilities and the players we have:

'First and foremost it was the discussion I had with the manager. I respected and enjoyed what he had to say and for me it was about getting a fair look in, in terms of making an impression on the team. After having that discussion and knowing what this club is all about and how big it is and where he wants to take it, then for me personally to be able to get opportunities to make my mark, it was exciting and I was looking forward to coming back. Being back with these guys, a good group of guys, and after speaking to the manager I'm excited to see where this football club is going to go and I want to be a part of it.'

There's certainly a strand running through most player interviews at the moment in regards to Paul's vision of where he wants to take the club, and he hasn't wasted any time so far, so hopefully good things can only be around the corner...even if though it won't change overnight.

As many fans seem to agree, I think Guzan felt very slighted after performing well between the sticks for us, to be then dropped instantly the second Given was back fit - especially after figuring previously in the cup runs and then being dropped for Friedel. It seems certainly the case that Lambert has impressed on the team that nobody is guaranteed a position anymore, and players will be picked on merit and dropped if they cannot maintain that standard.

'For me it was definitely a good run and it definitely fuelled the hunger inside of me. I just want to play first team football. So to have the opportunity, to have that run of games as opposed to cup football when you play every other month, it was a big difference. That's what I would like to do again this season.'

I very much doubt Brad has rejoined thinking he's No1 at the moment, but clearly he's expecting some rotation to get the opportunity to show that Given maybe may benefit from an extended break. If he works hard, and keeps his head down again, I'm sure we'll see a fair bit of him next season. He had certainly improved, so let's see how much more he can.

Brad Guzan Forum Thread.

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join Vital Villa

It's easy to REGISTER, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday July 17 2012
Time: 8:14PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Mike Towell – RIP

Vital Boxing - Tyson Fury Will Be Back!

Comments

0
Agree Mike,i thought when he stepped in for Shay he was very good and had improved his game.Was surprised when we let him go and a bit of rotation would keep Shay on his toes and pre-long his game for us,good to see him back .
jasevilla
17/07/2012 21:20:00
0
Brad was better than solid when Shay was out... shay is still a better keeper at the min imo however and it pains me to say it as a fellow country man of Shays I dont think he has the staying power Friedel has I cant see Shay playing at the highest level after he hits 37 or 38...
CDX_EIRE
18/07/2012 00:56:00
0
Yes, it seems a reoccuring theme since PL took over as manager and that is where he wants to take Villa. So make sure your seatbelts are on and enjoy the ride, we may have the odd skid, we may hit the odd bump in the road, but in general I'm sure we will enjoy the ride.
Pride of Lions
18/07/2012 00:58:00
0
Everything is looking very positive at the moment. Can't wait for the new season to start. Such a contrast...
Lee282
18/07/2012 02:08:00
0
The outloook from the whole club is far more positive than this time last year. I am looking forward to the new season. I hope we all get behind Paul Lambert and the team. He has brought a new fresh look to the club.
jfr7730
18/07/2012 08:38:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Aston Villa Have Taken Down All Signs Of Improvment

Aston Villa not stagnating but going backwards. This is tough to take.

Audio - RDM Has Faith

Roberto Di Matteo has been giving his thoughts following Aston Villa's defeat to Preston North End earlier today.

Stats: Preston North End v Villa

All the stats from Preston North End (1) vs (0) Villa, Deepdale, 01/10/16 Att: 17,696

Team Sheets - Preston v Aston Villa

Aston Villa go to Deepdale as the visitors to Preston for the latest Championship match.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Preston MotM
Suggested By:
Bunn16%
Hutton0%
Chester0%
Elphick0%
Cissokho0%
Jedinak0%
Westwood28%
Adomah0%
Grealish0%
Ayew42%
Kodjia0%
Sub - McCormack0%
Sub - Gestede0%
Sub - Amavi14%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 10 6 2 2 20 5
3 Newcastle 10 6 1 3 19 11
4 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
5 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
6 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
7 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
8 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
9 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Blog: Sepang Qualifying
Latest Vital Boxing News
Mike Towell – RIP
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 30 2016 12:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.mike_field35
2.The Fear32
3.Fulford28
4.Goneto devon16
5.Stephen Jay Hawkings15
6.kefkat15
7.jcm1976013
8.colavfc12
9.Wurzel9
10.holtelower9
Vital Football Comment