Villa continue Weimann talks

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is hopeful that the club can agree a new contract with Andreas Weimann.

Last Updated: 01/03/13 at 12:15 Post Comment

Andreas Weimann: Happy at Villa

Andreas Weimann: Happy at Villa

The forward, who still has 18 months to run on his current deal, has yet to reach an agreement over an extension at the club and denies he has already rejected an offer from owner Randy Lerner.

Lambert has confirmed that negotiations are ongoing with the Austria international and is keen for the matter to be resolved before the end of the season as several European sides are reportedly interested in his services.

"It would be great for the long term if Andreas signs. We're still talking at the minute so we'll see what happens there," Lambert said.

"The way he conducts himself on the pitch and in training is excellent. He has been really on top of his game and taken his chance in the first team."

Weimann has previously stated he is happy to stay at Villa but he may reconsider his future should they fail to retain their Premier League status.

However, Lambert remains convinced that the club has enough quality to pull away from the relegation places.

"We have got big games, massive games still to come. There will be a lot of twists and turns over the next couple of months," he said.

"People ask if it's now three teams from four but there are a few teams there who will be looking over their shoulder.

"I don't know what teams it might be but you always find a surprise somewhere. But we are certainly playing well enough (to stay up). The players believe (we can stay up) because of the way we they are playing."

Lambert added: "Sometimes you walk off a pitch and think 'we didn't deserve anything' but that wasn't the case at Arsenal and hasn't been the case in recent games.

"We've played well against the likes of West Brom, Newcastle in the second half, Everton, West Ham."

Lambert is regularly fielding questions about the inexperienced nature of his side, but he said: "The only way you get experience is by playing. To be honest I don't really listen to the critics. That's the honest answer for you.

"We just try and keep our heads up all the time and keep the spirit up. The training feels good and upbeat so to be fair I've not seen their heads go down even in training. They are always upbeat.

"It's important that you bounce back really quickly win lose or draw. We never dwell on it too much. We always keep them upbeat.

"They just need to keep going and keep that spirit and then hopefully we will win more games than not."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Marcos Rojo says Angel Di Maria is most talented Man Utd player

Marcos Rojo believes Angel Di Maria is the most talented player at Manchester United and has backed him to show that this season.

Sepp Blatter will not attend the Women's World Cup final

Sepp Blatter will not travel to Canada for the final of the women's World Cup on July 5 for personal reasons.

Barcelona beat Man City in race to sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba

Barcelona have reportedly agreed a £64million deal with Juventus to sign Paul Pogba - with the deal scheduled to go through in the summer of 2016.

Mail Box

Arsenal Only Need Two More (As Ever)

One Chelsea fan still doesn't see Arsenal as title contenders, plus we have thoughts on Petr Cech, Sergio Ramos, Heurelho Gomes, Paulinho and Arsenal Denilson...

Cech To Arsenal Has Been On The Cards For Years

We have happy Arsenal fans regarding their new goalkeeper, plus thoughts on Jose vs Arsene, transfer bulls**t, like-for-like Liverpool, WWC and population pedantry...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company