Aston Villa manager determined to silence his critics
It’s a new week for Paul Lambert and hopefully a fresh start for Aston Villa who have endured a nightmare seven days after being knocked out of both cup competitions at the hands of Bradford City and Millwall.
January 28th, 2013
On Tuesday night, the Villans entertain Newcastle United at Villa Park, with the Midlands club hovering just above the relegation zone and in dire need of three points, although the Magpies are in a similar situation themselves.
While Alan Pardew has been backed financially in the transfer market since the departure of Demba Ba, there are no imports at Aston Villa, although Lambert insists that the prospect of stepping down hasn’t crossed his mind so far.
When asked about the prospect of quitting, Lambert said: “No. I can only do, or try to do my best. There’s no chance I’d walk away from it.
“You have to fight like anything to get up. You pick yourself up and there’s no point in lying down and accepting it.
“I’ve never had a run like this as a manager or been hit from pillar to post like this. It’s an experience you take on board and you use it.
“You can’t have everything going your way in your managerial career every single time. You have to take the rough with the smooth and when the rough comes you take it.”