LAMBERT LEFT DISAPPOINTED
The Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said that he is extremely disappointed following the 2-0 defeat suffered at the hands of Tottenham during the weekend.
Aston Villa were coming into the match on the back of what appeared to be a good run of form, which has seen the side slowly get back of the table. However, this defeat once again puts the brakes on the revolution from the manager Paul Lambert. The former Norwich city manager took the stage decision once again to leave out the star striker Darren Bent from the starting line-up.
This proved to be one of the major catalysts towards the defeat, as his replacement was unable to score in a goal during the match. In fact, he even missed a very clear cut chance to put Aston Villa ahead of the match. Speaking after the match, the manager Paul Lambert said that the decision to leave out Darren Bent was taken after studying the opposition. He also said that the striker had been informed of this decision. Darren Bent came off the bench to score the goal against West Brom last weekend, which gave Aston Villa a point from the Midlands Derby.
"When you come to places like this, you have to take your chances. Their first goal was very fortunate, we had two chances beforehand. I said to him just then that you have to score at this level, Christian has to hit the target with his header, they were terrific chances. He's only a young lad and he will learn every day but at this level you have to score," said Paul Lambert after the match. As a result of this defeat, Aston Villa are currently just a few places above the relegation zone with five points on the board from seven matches so far.