Villa boss Lambert shrugs off Forest defeat

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert shrugged off their friendly defeat to Nottingham Forest.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert shrugged off their friendly defeat to Nottingham Forest.

Lambert is now looking forward to a week of training at Bodymoor Heath before an "extremely tough" final encounter with Werder Bremen in Germany.

He told Villa's website: "I got the same from this as the other five friendlies.

"It's just fitness to get the lads through games. We had a game on Wednesday which was hard too and we have Bremen on Saturday.

"Listen pre-season games don't mean a great deal to me. It's all about the fitness. The lads have been excellent.

"It's hard to judge pre-season games, even when you're winning them. It's still hard then.

"It gives you that breed of confidence but I won't be dwelling on one defeat when you consider what the lads have done over the last month or so.

"We have had a lot of games and we've done really, really well. Listen we'll be okay."

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