Vlaar happy with Villa choice

Dutch defender backs Lambert's men to come good

Ron Vlaar: Believes there is too much quality in the Aston Villa squad for them to struggle

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Ron Vlaar is confident Aston Villa can recover from a slow start to the season and is confident he made the right choice in joining the club.

Paul Lambert would have been hoping to oversee a much brighter opening to his reign at Villa Park, with back-to-back defeats in the Premier League leaving his troops bottom of the table heading into Sunday's trip to Newcastle.

Vlaar, a summer signing from Feyenoord, admits things have not gone entirely to plan for his new employers.

The Holland international is, however, of the opinion that there is too much quality in the Villa squad for them to struggle for long.

"I had some very good conversations with the manager before I came here and that gave me confidence about Villa," said Vlaar.

"Beside the two losses, nothing has given me the feeling that I might have made the wrong choice. Villa are a big club and I want to help them get back up the table.

Hunger

"It wasn't nice to get booed against Everton but the fans were right, because when you are three-nil down at half-time that's no good. But the second half was much better.

"I saw some very good things there and again in the Captial One Cup win against Tranmere on Tuesday.

"Now we have to move on with that. If you lose it is never good for the fans, but they are not here every day and they don't see the way we train and try to improve.

"We have some new players and a new manager so it takes time to get used to each other and to understand what the manager wants.

"But it will get better because we have quality players and a real hunger."