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Lambert - Immense Pride Despite Result

Lambert - Immense Pride Despite Result

Paul Lambert can't fault the players despite us going down 3-2 to an ever predictable 12 man Man United team.

Speaking to the Official Site and obviously choosing his words more carefully about the 'prat' (source BFR) in charge of the game, Lambert said:

'I am proud, I thought they were outstanding. I couldn't ask for anymore, but that's why Manchester United are a top side, they do it week in week out. I am really proud with what they have given me. I think we've been playing well for a couple of weeks, hopefully the confidence will be there in abundance after that.'

Absolutely agree, that performance and how close we pushed the Mancs should give everybody a boost, the secret now though is to put in that type of performance against everybody and not just raise ourselves for the big games.

Lambert added that he believes the crowd are a good gauge on how well the team are doing, and he couldn't fault the fans for their backing today, which makes the result even more annoying:

'They are a young side but they are playing really well, they kept on going, I couldn't fault them, I am absolutely gutted to lose because they gave me everything they had. The crowd are your gauge.'

As for individuals being picked, it's no surprise following that performance.

Andi Weimann:

'One thing about Andreas is he's a natural finisher. Andi is a goalscorer, he's a young lad but he seems to have been around for years. The future is very good.'

Christian Benteke:

'Benteke was incredible for the build up. He was outstanding.'

Enda Stevens making his first starting debut in the league:

'Enda was terrific. He was up against Valencia who was by no means a slouch. Enda gave me absolutely everything, as they all did.'

Man U Forum Thread.

Well we certainly deserved the point and with better refereeing we would have secured that, but there are more positives to take out of the game so it seems pointless to concentrate on what went against us. Focus on what went for us, further signs of improvement in our overall play and in our defensive play, and the balance of the squad is better in the 433 formation than it has been before.

We haven't turned the corner yet, but the signs are there that we soon will.

The confidence boost from the performance has to be built on and taken into our upcoming games.

Very proud of the players today, keep it up lads.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday November 10 2012
Time: 9:07PM


Key thing is at various points of the game you could've singled out everyone who started the game for praise. Lowton wasn't too shabby against Young, Clark and Vlaar were immense against their frontline etc...just need it to click like that more often now.
10/11/2012 21:09:00
is it just because we love the villa we don't think the ref gave us anything? I dunno i thought we were done harshly personally - man u defo got the rub of the green on the 50/50s.
10/11/2012 21:13:00
Well I doubt it's Villa goggles, Ireland barely touched Scholes when he went down like a two dollar cough because he misplaced his pass, their winner was never a freekick either. Towards the end, their player handballs and somehow they get the freekick? It's the same ref's making the same mistakes especially when certain teams are involved. It's not all coincidence.
10/11/2012 21:19:00
Totally agree about the ref. From where I was sitting, he gave some strange decisions. But more disappointing was our crowd. Yup, in great voice at 2 - 0 but when they scored what happened to the Holte? The players turned up but the crowd let them down. Third goal went in and the stream was for the exits. Very proud of the team but the fans? Sorry but this was not a fan performance in line with previous years.
10/11/2012 21:44:00
Absolutely gutted felt like I was watching a repeat on UK Gold...really did hurt and although we got nothing we can only hope that can give us some much needed confidence, because I thought for long periods in the game our plan, tactics and play was absolutely spot on...there was some extremely good individual performances , but will leave that and praise them all for their application in a game where the majority was a little nervous at the possible outcome...we are getting players starting to find form and belief and they are definately wanting to play for only concern is whether we can knit it all together sooner rather than later as before you know it you are fighting a real uphill battle, although I believe we will finish the season stronger than we started and will strengthen in January... just want to see that type of performance against some of the lesser teams in the league, been too many no shows this season, where if we could put a few performances like this evening it would more than see us through to next season where we can improve further...Up the Villa!!!!!
10/11/2012 22:00:00
p.s. I thought Benteke looked superb and every bit an international footballer...Got a real player on our hands here, just hope we get to see him strut his stuff at B6 for a good few years to come...!
10/11/2012 22:04:00
It was like watching that cup tie when Tayls put us 2 up only for Fergie to spring Van Nistlrooy off the bench to win it for them in 2002. Play like that evey week and we might win a few games. Am strangely up beat despite the loss.
10/11/2012 22:43:00
"What happened to the Holte" ***** off mate, where were the Witton, I hate you and you can ***** off to Bloose if you want to slag Villa fans off! Sick to death of so called "fans" such as you and VOTN slagging fellow Villans off!
Green Villan
10/11/2012 23:41:00
i ******** love you paul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bikini inspector
10/11/2012 23:53:00
I've been to bed, got up and I'm still stunned! gutted call it what you may. Still so proud of the young lads. I wonder what would of happened if Weimann got his hat trick with that header? Agree with marcobavfc..... I don't like UK Gold!......
Pride of Lions
11/11/2012 01:35:00
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