Sunday, 23rd September, 2012
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has told his players they must recover quickly after being hit for four in the Premier League.
Lambert watched his side go down to a heavy 4-1 defeat away at Southampton yesterday, despite leading the game 1-0 at half time.
For Lambert, the manner of the defeat was a concern and the former Norwich City manager was quick to express his disapproval.
"If you’re not bang at it, that’s what can happen", the Scot told Aston Villa’s official site.
"We deserved to go one-up at half-time but you have to sustain that. In the second half it wasn’t good enough. We got beat", he added.
Lambert is now hoping for a reaction from his players, who are next in action in midweek against Manchester City in the League Cup.
"I never get too high when we win and I never get too despondent when we lose. They gave us the effort and I can’t fault that. We will keep cracking on.
"It’s important to try and keep a level head. It’s a long, long season and I’m sure there will be ups and downs.
"We have a really tough game against Manchester City now and then a derby game against West Brom which should take care of itself."
The loss at Southampton leaves Aston Villa with four points from five Premier League games.