Lambert: There Will Be Bumps Along the Way
Thursday, 3rd Oct 2019 14:21
Boss Paul Lambert has sought to temper the growing expectation among fans generated by the Blues’ excellent start to the season which sees his still unbeaten side top League One by two points after 10 games.
Asked whether he understood why supporters are starting to get excited, Lambert says the media play a role in that.
“You guys fuel it as well, you put it right out there,” he said. “You think we're Barcelona at the minute which is unbelievable because I told you at the end of the season that there will be bumps along the way. It makes me laugh when I see some of your stuff.”
While agreeing it’s a good thing that fans are in such a chipper mood after several more negative years, he added: “Absolutely, but there's got to be a realism. If you can just say it now again, it might help everybody.
“But the fans are on a crest of a wave and the biggest thing for me - and I don't care what anybody says, the results may have been brilliant - is bringing the fans back to the stadium and the town back to the club or the club back to the town, whatever way you want to view it.
“That for me, has probably been the biggest achievement of the whole thing. The results have been great and if we can keep carrying that on, but the biggest thing for me was getting that support back that's connected with the club.”
“It's not going to happen. I wouldn't sit here and sharped your pencil saying we're going to play 90 minutes absolutely brilliantly, it isn't going to happen.
“I've never seen one, the closest team I've seen to perfection is Barcelona when Pep [Guardiola] was there or the Brazil 82 team. But I've never seen a team dominate a game for 90 minutes and if there is one I hope I'm in the stadium to watch it because it'll be great to watch it.”
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