At the bottom of the Premier League, Aston Villa is having one of the worst times in football. Having won just once this season, the Villans are having an awful run in terms of results, this year. Paul Lambert, the former gaffer at the club has opined his views over the club’s current form. Paul was sacked in February of this year following a run of 10 matches without a victory. Remi Garde has stepped into the Villa Park hot-seat after Lambert’s replacement Tim Sherwood was sacked last month, but the 46-year-old Scot admits the ex-Lyon boss has his work cut out to keep Villa in the Premier League.
It’s probably got worse [since I left]. I think they have spent more money as well – that is probably why people are finding it hard to understand,” Lambert told Sky Sports News HQ.
“They have spent a lot of money and are still worse off and I think that there is something wrong there. It can’t just all be the players’ and the manager’s fault. I think there are some other things wrong there.’’
“I loved my time there, I really did. It was really tough but due to the finances, that was the best I could do there and we stayed in the league which was the most important thing.’’
“It’s just a shame the way the club has gone at the minute but that’s one that is not my problem anymore, and they will know exactly what they have got to go and try and do.’’
“Remi has come in at a very difficult time and has found some problems that I incurred as well, probably a little more. Hopefully, he can get them out of that position – but it will be tough.”
He added: “During the festive period, you have to train and obviously we have a very difficult game tomorrow so the lads will train in the morning and come in and play tomorrow before we go to Bolton on Monday.’’
‘’But it’s a massive game [against Middlesbrough]. We’re up against a team who are in really good form but we are playing well ourselves at this minute in time and we’ll try everything we can to win the game.
“I know how hard it is but if we play the way I want and we do create chances and we do score, then we do have a chance. We’re under no illusion how hard it is but we are at home and we’ll try and get on the front foot and try and win it.”
Aston Villa is currently 20th in the league standings and will face West Ham on boxing day, this weekend.