Britannia Stadium

Next Game

Stoke City v A Villa

Saturday, 16 August 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Lambert still soured by exit

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has insisted he will not attempt to bury the hatchet with Norwich officials when he returns to Carrow Road on Saturday.

Last Updated: 21/09/13 at 12:02 Post Comment

Paul Lambert: Still at odds with Norwich board

Paul Lambert: Still at odds with Norwich board

The Scot became embroiled in a bitter fall-out with the club after he agreed to take over at Villa last summer, and he has steadfastly refused to reveal the cause of the dispute.

But Lambert has made no secret of his anger over his treatment and he will be keeping his distance from the Canaries boardroom this weekend, although he revealed he has no animosity with the Norwich fans.

When asked if he will try to reconcile with the Norwich board, he said: "No. There will be none of that.

"But the fans have always been good with me. There's no animosity. As I said, it's gone.

"I don't have anything to prove. The Norwich thing is finished. It's gone. The two times I've been back the majority of the crowd have been really good with me.

"Whether it's Norwich or anyone else we're playing, we've got to try to bounce back.

"I had three great years at Norwich. The fans were great, the lads who played for me were great and I had nothing but good memories there. But what happened after that, happened."

Lambert has also urged his players to bounce back from last week's home defeat to Newcastle, their third straight reverse after narrow losses to Chelsea and Liverpool.

"We don't play any other way than trying to win," he said. "We'll go down there with a great following and if the fans are anything like they were the last time we went there then it'll make it a good atmosphere.

"We had two great wins there last season and we'll try to win again. We know we've got a good record there.

"Norwich have got some new players there who I don't know. One or two are still there that I worked with but it's a new team that they've got. It'll be a difficult game but we can go there and win.

"If we can keep the form we showed in the first three games then I'm not going to be all doom and gloom after one game.

"It's gone. We didn't play as well as we had to and while we don't dwell too much on it when we win, we certainly don't dwell on it if we lose.

"I don't come in on a Monday morning and the place is doom and gloom. You can't work like that. You've got to get them back up and get them going again.

"It's only one game and you have to bounce back as quick as you can."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

am jealous but i do wonder why he's never done anything for barca and why they seemingly don't give two hoots that he's leaving. they clearly rate suarez more than him, that much is inarguable

bobsy
Sanchez Is A Game-Changer For Arsenal...

L

uis Suarez: on his way to Barcelona. Liverpool : on their way to the Conference.

wotyomamased
Liverpool agree sale of Suarez

D

aryl Janmaat, a cheaper alternative to Micah Richards? World Cup semifinalist versus Man City's backup, England's... what, fifth choice right back? That really hammers home the English premium.

harry hotspur
The Blank Gossip

Footer 365

Transfer news: Manchester City in talks with Porto over Eliaquim Mangala

Manchester City are in talks with Porto over the signing of defender Eliaquim Mangala, according to Sky sources.

Louis van Gaal to link up with Manchester United on Wednesday

Louis van Gaal has confirmed he will start working with the Manchester United squad at Carrington on Wednesday.

David Beckham likens Luis Suarez to Old Trafford team-mate Eric Cantona

David Beckham feels Luis Suarez shows a lot of the same qualities as former Manchester United team-mate Eric Cantona.

Mail Box

Alexis Sanchez: Really Not THAT Good

The backlash has begun: Why are Barca letting him go if he's any good? We have mails on Alexis Sanchez, Luis Suarez, the World Cup and the wonder of F365...

Stop Your Sobbing And Man Up...

Oh and honey, put the kettle on. We have more World Cup mails but it's mostly an orgasmic explosion at the signing of Alexis Sanchez. Could this be Arsenal's year?

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