Focused Lambert: We have a vision for the future of Villa
Paul Lambert insists Villa's top trio - including Randy Lerner and Paul Faulkner - have a shared vision for the future of Villa.
Lambert, speaking after the 1-1 draw with Swansea, said the club was still in the very early stages of rebirth and renaissance under his leadership.
He stressed that he knew when he took over little over 18 months ago that it wasn't going to be a quick-fix, a belief held by the chairman and chief executive too.
But he said it was vital to "lay a brick" and build from there, with an unerring strength and determination.
He said: "When you build something and go right into the roots of it, you know it will never be a quick fix, never in the month of Sundays! That's what we have done.
"We have taken it right back. I have been supported in it by Randy and Paul.
"It's a great challenge. And, believe it or not, I enjoy it.
"You have to try and build it. Myself, Randy and Paul know exactly what is going on.
"You have to try to stick to your beliefs and do things as you see fit.
"A football club has to have a vision through good times and bad times otherwise you keep going back to square one. You have to start somewhere and lay a brick. That's what we have done.
"We have a plan. There's a long road with it. It's a challenge you relish. I relish it.
"We're trying to build the club, build something lasting and that takes time.
"There is no question that we are evolving and developing as a squad.
"We believe in what we're doing and trust one another within the group.
"Our core strength will overcome the setbacks we face along the way, which are an inevitable part of the journey.
"In terms of support, Randy has been excellent. He's been great with me.
"If you look at the way things were going last year, he stuck with it and his support was great.
"I am not sure he enjoys it all the time. He'd be like anyone on a rollercoaster, throwing up now and again.
"The good thing about him is he's been in sport for many years, not just a couple.He understands."
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