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Lambert on versatile Bacuna: Leo did fantastic for us

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Lambert on versatile Bacuna: Leo did fantastic for us


Paul Lambert hailed the superb performance of Leandro Bacuna at left-wing-back after Saturday's game at West Ham.

Lambert was thrilled with the display of the Dutch ace at Upton Park.

His words of praise were particularly justified when you consider Bacuna has never played there before and also the calibre of the man he faced - explosive former Villa winger Stewart Downing.

Bacuna is gaining quite a reputation for versatility, already starring at right-back and right-wing before his stint on the left against the Hammers.

Lambert was certainly impressed with the wholehearted nature of his display.

He said: "We played Leo over on the left.

"He hasn't played there before but he did fantastic for us. He was up against the lad Stewart Downing.

"I thought he did fantastic for us at left-wing back. I think he did great.

"In a game of this magnitude, I thought he did really well.

"That was one of a few big performances out there."

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By @AVFCOfficial 4th November 2013
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