Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has hit out at critics of their winter market campaign.
Meanwhile, Lambo was trawling the depths of the French Second Division for unknown 22-year-old Clermont midfielder Yacouba Sylla.
And he also borrowed 25-year-old winger Simon Dawkins, who has not even made a Premier League appearance for Spurs.
That led to criticism from former players, including former winger Steve Froggatt who went on Twitter to rap: Villa transfer window beyond a p***-take.
But Lambo hit back: "It doesn't bother me what ex-players think. They should know better. If they have a problem they should come and see me.
"The fans have been great and I do understand their frustrations. Ask me if I'd like to sign a Messi or a Xavi then, Jesus, yes I would. But you can only work with what you've got."