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Lambert: Our newboys must learn the Villa football language
Paul Lambert on language lessons.
2nd Jul 2013
Lambert: Our newboys must learn the Villa football language


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Villa's newboys Aleksandar Tonev and Antonio Luna have been told to learn the Villa football language.

They have been urged to do their talking on the pitch before they worry too much about speaking English.

Tonev and Luna will inevitably have to learn the language - something Lambert believes strongly in.

But the boss insists their priority is to steep themselves in the football philosophies of his young, emerging squad in training as they gear up for the 2013-14 season.

He said: "Learning English is important for them. Some have better English than others but I think it is important, first and foremost, that they learn the language on the football side.

"By that, I mean the terminology on a football pitch. I think they've got to learn that.

"If they do that and they start to converse with people, it will bring their game on quicker.

"It is a strange environment for all of the new guys. But they will hit the ground running and once they start to know each other's names and integrate with each other then they will not have a problem."

Lambert certainly believes the newboys, also including Jores Okore, Niklas Helenius and Leandro Bacuna, will play a big role in the coming campaign.

And he insists they come to B6 with the very best of intentions.

He added: "Every one of them has got the same objective - they want to do well here.

"They are certainly young enough lads to kick on with their careers too. I think that is the beauty of it all.

"They are a young group coming in, allied to the ones that are already here. Those lads will be better for what happened last year.

"If they do that all together then hopefully they will be strong."

Make sure you watch the full exclusive interview with Paul Lambert on AVTV.

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