Writer: Mike Field
Date:Tuesday October 1 2013
Paul Lambert, Ron Vlaar and Leandro Bacuna have all spoken a bit more about the fantastic 3-2 victory over Manchester City last weekend.
We'll start with the manager, why not.
He's already talked at length about his delight at the performance and the result, but in this additional piece of after match reaction he focused on a certain Andi Weimann who has already had his column inches today.
That sounds far dirtier when you read it back.
'It could lift off his season, the thing with Andi is I know what I'm going to get every time. His statistics for work rate are right up there, they are unbelievable.'
Lambert says he's still young at 23 years old and he is going to be making mistakes on the pitch, but you certainly can't question his desire or commitment to the cause. As said elsewhere Andi has missed a lot of chances you'd bank on him to bury if you followed his progress through our ranks, but as I said last season when he's just run 90 yards to help get the ball back, and then get back in the box to have a chance, it's understandable he sometimes snatches at them but that composure will come with more games and more experience.
Lambert also had words of praise for new signing Leandro Bacuna saying that he's progressing really well at the club and settling in now and we're starting to see that in his performances on the pitch.
He also said that his ability from a dead ball situation didn't come as a surprise because he's hit free kicks like that in training before now, so he was pleased to see one work for him on the pitch - especially in a game like that.
Skipper Ron Vlaar decided to focus on the positive that was a rocking Villa Park by full time.
'You could feel that happiness in the stands because they kept us going and we had so much energy, it was amazing. I'm really proud and I think everybody is proud. We worked really hard to get the result and to make sure of our first home win.'
Vlaar says coming from behind once in a game is difficult enough, but to do it especially against a team of the calibre of Manchester City was unbelievable and then getting the winner was 'shweet!'
Fellow Dutchman Leandro Bacuna obviously talked about his stunning free kick that drew us level for the second time in the game, and he's said he was full of confidence that it was going to go for him as he stood behind the ball - thankfully it went exactly where he wanted it to.
'I felt this was my chance for the team, so I knew if I made this one it would be really important. It was a relief! It was my first goal in the Premier League so I'm really excited.'
As for the game and our early season disappointments where results didn't quite match our performances, Bacuna said that the result was huge for us on that score, it's given everybody a great big boost of confidence and that we've proved to teams we can cause upsets on the day - when we are at our best.
If we can keep doing that, Villa Park will be rocking a little more often!
Source - Official Site.
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Date:Tuesday October 1 2013
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