Paul Lambert reckons that Philippe Senderos, one of his new signings, would show that he’s good enough to be playing at the Premier League level.
Senderos has recently signed for Villa after being let go by his previous club Valencia.
The 29-year old centre back has played for as many as 4 big clubs in the past and has represented his national side Switzerland in three FIFA World Cups as well, but, still, people don’t consider him a world class player.
Quite a few Football pundits have predicted that he would prove to be a flop at Villa Park, but, Lambert has given his full backing to the player.
Talking to the reporters yesterday, the Villa boss said, “Philippe is immensely experienced and we believe that he would help us sort out the defensive issues that we had the previous season.”
Aston Villa’s defence was all over the place in the 2013-14 Season. More than 60 goals were scored against them throughout the season.
Meanwhile, Kieran Richardson who was Senderos’ teammate at Fulham a year back has also tipped the Swiss defender to succeed at Villa.
Speaking in one of his interviews, Richardson said, “I have spent some time with Phil at the Craven Cottage and I am glad to be reunited with him. He is a sort of guy whom you want in the changing room as he keeps the environment light and help you soak up the pressure of big matches.”
Senderos had joined Valencia only for a brief period of 6 months at the start of this year. He got to play 8 league games there in which he did alright.
In the recently finished World Cup in Brazil, Senderos made just one appearance for Switzerland i.e. against France.