Villa Park

Next Game

A Villa v S'land

Sunday, 28 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

The Liberty Stadium

Last Game

Swansea 1 - 0 A Villa

Friday, 26 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Weimann - Villa a tight group

Andreas Weimann is happy to be giving manager Paul Lambert a selection headache after helping Aston Villa through to the Capital One Cup semi-finals on Tuesday night.

Last Updated: 13/12/12 at 11:04 Post Comment

Andreas Weimann: Happy to give manager Paul Lambert a headache

Andreas Weimann: Happy to give manager Paul Lambert a headache

The Austrian striker came off the bench to grab a brilliant brace inside six minutes at Norwich to leave the West Midlands side within sight of a Wembley final date in February.

The 21-year-old and fellow forward Christian Benteke have been keeping Darren Bent out of the side in recent weeks, but the England international started in midweek, only to limp off with a hamstring injury.

And Weimann believes that the competition for places under Lambert can only be a good thing for the midlands club.

He said: "You want the manager to have a headache because that is when you do well as a team.

"Everyone tries their best in training and whoever the gaffer picks we know will give their all. We are a tight group and nobody wants to let anyone else down."

Weimann conceded Bent would be frustrated after coming off with a hamstring injury and said: "He started and wanted to show everyone that he can score goals for us and still wants to play for us.

"But obviously it is disappointing that he has picked up an injury. Hopefully he can come back fit soon. It was unfortunate for Darren that he got injured, but for me it was good that I got on and was able to score two goals.

"He congratulated me on the goals, although he couldn't get up because his leg is injured."

Don't miss any live and exclusive football coverage this festive season. Click here to visit Sky Sports' Festive Calendar

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Sky sources: Neil Warnock sacked by Crystal Palace after run of one win in 12 games

Neil Warnock has been sacked as manager of Crystal Palace, with Keith Millen placed in charge for Sunday's trip to QPR.

Rooney Enjoying 'Scholes' Role

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is revelling in his position as an attacking central midfielder, after he scored twice in the 3-1 victory over Newcastle at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.

Arsene Wenger admits Olivier Giroud deserved his red card for headbutting Nedum Onuoha

Arsene Wenger admits Olivier Giroud deserved his red card for headbutting Nedum Onuoha in Arsenal's 2-1 win over QPR.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property