Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says their trip to Texas has been worthwhile.
Last year, Lambert took his squad to Germany for a trio of games against lower league opposition.
â€śIt was really, really pleasing in these conditions,â€ť said Lambert after Villa beat Houston Dynamo 1-0 with a Joe Bennett goal to win the BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup.
â€śIâ€™ve never experienced anything like it yet those boys have not only coped, they have beaten sides 20-odd games into their season, who deal with these extreme conditions all the time.
â€śIt was another win against Houston and it rounds off this mini-tour really well.
â€śDallas was warm but in Houston itâ€™s a dead heat. It was really tough. But I was really happy with the team.
â€śI was delighted with them. Itâ€™s been great. It really has. Itâ€™s been a tough few days. But the lads have been excellent.
â€śDallas was a great venue as was Houston. They have made us welcome. Everything on this trip has been very good.
â€śIn fact itâ€™s been the best pre-season in my time here.â€ť
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