Villa must bounce back from their defeat to Tottenham this weekend.
"I'm pleased about the team and I'm pleased with the effort the players are putting in and what they're doing in the games," said Lambert.
"They have built up a great rapport with the fans and that's not only important, it's a reflection of how our fans have come to identify with this team in a very short space of time.
"We're only a year and a bit into building this team but our fundamental principles are already clear.
"We try to win games. We play with hunger and desire and we play with pride. As a team we keep learning and progressing and we know we're playing well enough to win. But no-one has a divine right to beat anyone. You have to earn it."
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