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Villa 3-2 QPR: Lambert - Weimann must be hiding an extra lung

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Villa 3-2 QPR: Lambert - Weimann must be hiding an extra lung


Paul Lambert was so impressed with Andi Weimann's energy levels in the 3-2 win over QPR he joked the striker must have an extra lung.

Lambert watched on amazed as the forward ran, ran and ran some more in the compelling clash at the weekend.

Villa boss Lambert has been uber impressed with what he's seen of the supremely-confident striker since he arrived at the football club.

And he backed the forward to get better and better over time, if he keeps the enthusiasm and hunger which is such a vital trait in his makeup.

He said: "Andi must have another lung somewhere because he has a phenomenal work-rate.

"That will serve him well for his whole career from now until the day he stops.

"If he keeps that enthusiasm and that hunger and desire to play a game of football he will have a big, big career.

"He is a phenomenal player to work with. He is a great lad. His enthusiasm for the game? If he can keep that throughout his career, he will have one big career for sure.

"I don't think he was a regular in the side when I came in. He was in and out. You give him a chance.

"He's playing exceptionally well. I know his natural position is through the middle. But whether he plays off the line or through the middle he seems to score.

"The biggest compliment I can give him if that he's a brilliant guy and gives you everything he's got. If he keeps that he will go a long way.

"The team's overall enthusiasm is exceptional. Andi showed that with his work for the third goal - he never gave it up. That's Andi all over. That's his character

"The goal he scored himself was brilliant. It was a fantastic finish. It was a brilliant goal."

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By @AVFCOfficial 18th March 2013
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