Aston Villa boss Lambert: Kozak offers something different

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has no doubts about the quality of new striker Libor Kozak. Kozak was signed from Lazio yesterday.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has no doubts about the quality of new striker Libor Kozak.

Kozak was signed from Lazio yesterday.

Lambert said: “Libor has an unbelievable scoring record in the Europa League, incredible really. He wasn’t given much opportunity for Lazio in Serie A but he showed proper potential in leading the line there at a strong club with a great tradition and we need somebody like him as we only have Christian Benteke really as a main target man.

“He’ll take that burden off Christian and he’ll add greatly to what we’ve got, with the likes of Nicklas Helenius, who’s a different type of player, Gabby Agonlahor, Aleks Tonev and Andi Weimann in that area of the pitch where we can hurt teams. Libor’s powerful, too, and I’m looking forward to working with him. We needed to bring in someone like Libor to help the overall philosophy to work.

“It’s a matter of him now integrating with the group, which he’ll do. We’ve brought in seven players this summer and we’re trying to build the squad. It’s getting there, no doubt about that and we’ll keep building it.”

 
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