Next Game

B'mouth v A Villa

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Last Game

A Villa 0 - 0 Braga

Friday, 17 July 2015, 18:30

Friendly Match

Villa boss 'will not buckle'

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert insists he is thriving under the ever-rising pressure at the beleaguered Premier League club.

Last Updated: 26/01/13 at 12:40 Post Comment

Paul Lambert: Aston Villa boss remaining defiant despite on-field woes

Paul Lambert: Aston Villa boss remaining defiant despite on-field woes

Villa were left reeling by Tuesday's shock Capital One Cup semi-final exit to League Two Bradford City, but have found no sympathy from the fixture list with Friday's FA Cup trip to Millwall followed by Tuesday's visit of fellow strugglers Newcastle.

Lambert's position remains under scrutiny but the former Norwich boss, whose side are just a point above the drop zone in the Premier League, has reacted defiantly to suggestions he is buckling.

"In a stupid roundabout way you thrive on the pressure," he said. "It's not something I worry about, the pressure. I keep going.

"You like the pressure of trying to win. I think pressure is everything in football. You either thrive on it or you buckle under it and I am not going to buckle under it.

"I've been living with pressure most of my life with the clubs that I have been at and this is a huge club. You should have pressure all the time with amount of people who come to watch it.

"You should have pressure on your shoulders anyway. It's not something I am going to buckle under."

Lambert is determined Villa will not see their 25-year spell in the top flight come to an end.

"We know what we've got to do," he added. "We've got to fight like hell to get out of this situation.

"You either roll up your sleeves and get on with it or you roll over and I certainly am not going to roll over."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

G

ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

suarez_blind
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

N

o Schweini? Have to admit that I did a little sex wee when we signed him and I can't wait to see him in action!!!

spence
F365's Top Ten Players We Can't Wait To Watch

I

think he'll do quite well. My only reservation would be Kagawa, who had similar stats to Firmino in the bundesliga before he came, but time will tell.

GVMUFC
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

Footer 365

Clyne: Title challenge the aim for Liverpool

Nathaniel Clyne says Liverpool's season aim should be to challenge for the Premier League title and make the final of a cup competition.

United plummet below City in rankings

Manchester United have fallen four places behind Manchester City and dropped to 20th overall in UEFA's club coefficient rankings.

Gareth Bale says he's happy at Real Madrid

Wales star Gareth Bale insists he's settled with Real Madrid and wants to play in a central attacking role for them.

Mail Box

Pedro Really Is Louis Van Gaal's 'Answer'

For all the United worrying, Pedro really could be the key to happiness. Plus more predictions, Chelsea's squad, Thierry Henry, Diego Costa and El Clasicoast...

Chelsea Are Stronger Than Last Season

One Chelsea fan points out that they won the league last year and have improved, so... Plus thoughts on United worries, pre-season predictions, Valdes and Chuba...

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