Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Lowton Picks Out The Highs

Lowton Picks Out The Highs

Many fans man of the match against Sunderland has talked about his performance and that of Yacouba Sylla.

Speaking to the Official Site with preparations go for Norwich, Lowton allowed himself a look back at our last game...well can you blame him!

Firstly he talked about the one change - Yacouba Sylla.

'You maybe don't see it but I was playing behind him and can see the amount of times he cuts passing lines off to the winger and things like that to stop attacks happening. He wins fantastic tackles and gets us back on the attack. It was the one change against Sunderland and it definitely worked.'

As for his own performance, especially the interception and crossfield pass for Andi Weimann's goal that (excuse me at this time of the morning) left everybody a little bit wet, Lowton said.

'I saw it develop in the middle of the pitch - they switched it and I half gambled on what they were going to do. I intercepted it and as I was running through I'd got a million things going through my head. I saw a great run from Christian to take the defenders away then Andi was in at the back post so I tried to clip it to him.'

Lowton says that as soon as he hit it he thought he had overhit the pass, but Weimann was quick enough to adjust for that, his touch was sublime and the crowd jumped to their feet.

Pleasingly Lowton admits that the team went in at half time buzzing, but they all knew they had been here before and blown it, so the decision was taken...

'We knew full well we've done that a few times and not come out of the blocks for the second half. So we spoke and said we need to keep attacking and don't sit back. It worked out fine.'

Please, please, please have learnt that particular lesson, if we'd have come out at teams and gone straight at them again and not let them get in the rhythm to attack us after rallying at half time how many more games would we have taken maximum points from?

I'd love to say 6-1 should be the standard for the rest of the season, but that performance, that physical and mental application to not only keep going but more importantly really keep going at them has to be the standard now. We've proven plenty of times we are capable of it, and against Sunderland we proved we could maintain it.

Therefore that is the benchmark.

Play like that against Norwich and whilst we might not score another 6, the odds of the result going our way have got to improve by over double.

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:Thursday May 2 2013
Time: 8:13AM

Comments

0
Class act from our Matty, and yes, our Sylla is settling in nicely and put in a good performance on Monday evening. Keep it up Yac.
Pride of Lions
02/05/2013 08:38:00
0
The major thing now the Villa players know they have to go out and give there all, no passengers, the work rate and effort is excellent, Lambert has said they are not the finished article so I'm sure he and his staff will continue to develop this young squad and add new faces where required.
Eddy1
02/05/2013 09:11:00
0
One of the nicest bonuses about Matthew Lowton is that he is so natural and modest. What a refreshing change from some of the arrogance we see in Prem footballers - he's a breath of fresh air in interviews.
BobTheBuilder
02/05/2013 09:26:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital F1 - All talk on Ferrari

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Championship Make Up For 2017/18

All promotions and relegations for the season of 2016/17 have been confirmed, so the full make up of the Championship for 2017/18 is now known.

HK - Villa Miss Out In Final

Aston Villa's youngsters made it to the final of this year's Hong Kong Soccer Sevens tournament but lost out to Leicester City in the final game.

De Laet Set For Pre Season Return

Fullback Ritchie De Laet has confirmed that he's on course for a pre season return to training following his nightmare 2016/17 season.

Top Championship Google Searches 2016/17

Newcastle United topped Google searches for 2016/17 with Aston Villa following in second place, but which other clubs featured in the top ten.

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
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

I'm all out of questions at the moment
Suggested By:
You can suggest one34%
if you want to!66%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Blog: Monaco GP Report
Latest Vital Boxing News
In Victory Groves Remembers the Vanquished
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.JuanPabloAngel390
2.The Fear383
3.sirdennis256
4.BBJ226
5.Pride of Lions220
6.villasince67191
7.col8189
8.Silhillvilla165
9.BodyButter148
10.kefkat144
Vital Football Comment