Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is critical of Switzerland's handling of Philippe Senderos and insists they mismanaged the injured defender. The 29-year-old suffered a calf injury while on international duty after recovering from a thigh problem and is now out for up to a month.
Lambert said: "That's the one I'm not happy about at all, Philippe. He is the one which has annoyed me the most. He went away with his national team and if you look at his record he has only played six minutes, against West Ham, for a month. He goes away with Switzerland and ends up pulling his calf in a training exercise.
"It's mismanagement from the FA in Switzerland. They should have been in dialogue and seen his record in the first place and that he didn't play for a month.
"It's OK for them to go away and think 'we have only lost a centre half' but we have lost a centre half for a month again, who has been a vital part of the team."
"We still have options but in Philippe's case it should have been avoided. He was totally fine when he came on in that little cameo role against West Ham," he added.
"Jores is just coming back from an injury but he's getting better. We have lost two experienced players who have been playing well."
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