Villa boss Lambert snaps back at Wenger moans

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has snapped back at Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger after victory at the Emirates.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has snapped back at Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger after victory at the Emirates.

Lambert has taken issue with Wenger's insinuation that Villa were overly physical in their win on Saturday.

He said: "Have you seen my midfield? They're all about 5ft 4ins. How can they bully anybody? They're footballers. I don't think I've got a dirty player in my side.

"We never bullied anybody. We played hard and fair. We'd never intentionally kick anybody at all. I don't have the players for that and we don't play that way.

"I thought we were excellent football-wise. We were terrific on the counter-attack. I don't buy into that.

"If anybody at the stadium thinks that then they were seeing a different game to the one I was seeing. We played fantastically well.

"Football is a physical game, you've got to be prepared to go into tackles and be prepared to get hurt at certain times but as long as it's not over the top, you've got to be prepared to press people when you can."

 
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