Swansea v Villa: Lambert - There are still miles to go this season
Paul Lambert takes him side to Swansea this afternoon, insisting there are "miles to go" this season.
Lambert watched Villa go down to heavy defeats against Chelsea, Tottenham and Wigan and admits he was deeply disappointed with the catalogue of results, especially the below-par performance against the Latics.
But the boss says there's no time to dwell on despondency with the Swans clash coming up later today, against an impressive side managed by Barcelona and Real Madrid legend Michael Laudrup.
He said: "The way the festive period is, you don't get time to dwell on results - and that's if you're winning, losing or drawing.
"You have to bounce on to the next game - and very, very quickly - against a good Swansea team.
"There are still miles to go - absolute miles this season.
"It won't just be us talking like this. There are eight or nine teams in the same boat. Anything can happen in that second half of the season.
"I have seen the table. There's not much in it. There are still a lot of games to go.
"Next up is Swansea and that game will be really hard. They are a really good footballing side, they were under Brendan too.
"Obviously Michael has come in and put his own stamp on it. It will be a hard game."
Lambert admits he's keen for his team to keep the door shut against the Swans, after conceding fifteen goals over the last three matches.
He added: "It would be a start. A clean sheet will give you a chance. Because you will always get chances yourself. A clean sheet gives you a base to build from."
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