Lambert: Senderos can shine

Paul Lambert says Philippe Senderos is a 'big-time player' whose experience can help shore up Aston Villa’s defence.

Last Updated: 16/07/14 at 10:52 Post Comment

Philippe Senderos: Backed to do well at Aston Villa

Philippe Senderos: Backed to do well at Aston Villa

Senderos joined Villa on a free transfer earlier in the summer following a stint with Valencia during the second half of last season.

He has previously had spells with Arsenal, AC Milan, Everton and Fulham, as well as appearing in three World Cups for Switzerland.

Lambert believes the 29-year-old will prove to be a key addition to a Villa defence which conceded 61 goals in the Premier League last season.

"Philippe is a big-time player, he knows the game and exactly what it entails," said Lambert.

"He's played at three World Cups and there are not many players that can turn round and say that.

"I think he will be another brilliant acquisition for us, with the problems we did have at the back last year, then he's certainly going to add that experience in abundance.

"No two ways about it, he's another one who I think will do well for us."

Senderos has also been tipped to shine by former Fulham team-mate Kieran Richardson, who has made the move to Villa Park this summer and believes the centre-back's CV speaks for itself.

Richardson said: "Phil was at Fulham with me and he is a top professional. He's a good centre-half and I'm sure he'll give 100 per cent.

"He's played for Arsenal, AC Milan, Everton. His résumé is very good and a player like that doesn't play for those clubs for no reason.

"He's a top, top guy, he's very good in the dressing room. He's a leader and he does talk a lot, which is good."


 

I fear for Villa this season
- hurler

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew braced for protests

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

Premier League: Crystal Palace beat Everton 3-2 at Goodison Park

Crystal Palace came from behind to beat Everton 3-2 and pick up their first win of the Premier League campaign.

Premier League: Frank Lampard haunts Chelsea as he earns Manchester City earn 1-1 draw

Frank Lampard stepped off the bench to score against his former club and salvage a 1-1 draw for Man City at home to Chelsea.

Premier League: Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal stunned by 5-3 defeat at Leicester

Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal was left stunned by Leicester City's remarkable comeback at the King Power Stadium.

Mail Box

Liverpool Aren't Even Exciting This Season

Liverpool fans are seemingly resigned to slipping back into mediocrity, which in September isn't exactly ideal. Plus better Arsenal, Allardyce praise and an excited Saint...

Be Careful What You Wish For, Gooners

That's the message from a Man United fan in the mailbox. Plus, thoughts on Paul Lambert's new contract, the Alan Pardew dilemma at Newcastle and lots more...

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