Lambert insisted: "I do pick a team honestly as I can. You can't please everyone all the time. You leave out people like Ireland and N'Zogbia, Given - big players.
"It is never to pick a team because you have that many lads to look after but I've got 25-26 lads I have to look after.
"I've not had one problem with any of the lads. The most important thing is this club and I'll always make decisions I think are right for this club."