Lambert: we cannot “lie down” after cup defeat

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said that his side will continue to fight and cannot “lie down” following a shocking week for the club.

The Villains of course went out of the Capital One Cup semi-final to League Two Bradford City on Tuesday evening and then went to Championship side Millwall in the FA Cup on Friday night and lost 2-1.

It has been a tough few days for Lambert and the Millwall fans were not showing much sympathy with chants of “You’re getting sacked in the morning” ringing around the New Den.

What would have frustrated the Scotsman is that his men had taken the lead in this encounter, but once again conceded from a set-piece and then a simple cross that should have been dealt with comfortably.

The former Norwich boss knows his side have to can turn their run of results around quickly. He Said: “It’s not great, but you have to keep going.

“You take your medicine, pick yourself up and go again. There’s no way you can lie down.

“I wouldn’t mind if we were being cut open with brilliant play but we’re losing goals to bog-standard stuff at the minute. Individual errors are costing us.”

It certainly is a tough time to be at Villa Park right now and they take on Newcastle United in the Premier League on Tuesday evening in what is a huge game at the bottom of the table.

If the Midlands club don’t take anything from that one, then you have to wonder if Randy Lerner might end up taking action. If ever Lambert needed a win in his career, then this is it.

The result on Friday evening pretty much summed up Villa’s season – frustrating and sloppy. Whatever level you play at, you cannot afford to concede from set-pieces, it just isn’t good enough.

The Scotsman is sure to be looking into the January transfer market to add a bit of experience to his squad.

At the moment, they seem like a group of youngsters that don’t know how to deal with all the pressure and Lambert has to take responsibility for that.

Lerner has said that his current manager does have his full support, but things could get nasty at Villa Park on Tuesday evening if the result doesn’t go the right way and the American might have no choice but to make some changes.

Many thought Paul Lambert would be an instant success at Aston Villa, but it just isn’t working at the moment.

The result on Friday evening pretty much summed up Villa’s season – frustrating and sloppy. Whatever level you play at, you cannot afford to concede from set-pieces, it just isn’t good enough.

The Scotsman is sure to be looking into the January transfer market to add a bit of experience to his squad.

At the moment, they seem like a group full of youngsters that don’t know how to deal with all the pressure and Lambert has to take responsibility for that.

Lerner has said that his current manager does have his full support, but things could get nasty at Villa Park on Tuesday evening if the result doesn’t go the right way and the American might have no choice but to make some changes.

Many thought Paul Lambert would be an instant success at Aston Villa, but it just isn’t working at the moment.

Tommy graduated from Sheffield University in 2009 with a Journalism degree and has worked in various professional industry posts including the football print media.

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