Villa star's international showing can help the club, says Weimann

Aston Villa's Andreas Weimann believes that Fabian Delph's performances for England will benefit the club.

Andreas Weimann believes that Fabian Delph's performances for England will benefit Aston Villa, as they will have provided him with added confidence. 

Delph made his first two appearances for his country over the international break and he impressed in both as England started their European qualifying campaign in fine style. 

The Three Lions first took on Norway in a friendly, with Delph coming on as a late substitute in a 1-0 win, before the former Leeds youngster started in their match against Switzerland in qualifying for Euro 2016, which Roy Hodgson's side won 2-0.

It meant that it was an encouraging time away from club football for Delph and Weimann is hoping that he can use the momentum and confidence he has gained to help Villa in the near future. 

"He did really well in the two games," Weimann said. "I'm sure, from a Villa viewpoint, that'll give him confidence going into our next few games.

"He's rightly been highly praised throughout. It's been good to see that positive feedback from everyone."

Delph and Weimann have both starred for Villa so far this season as the side have impressed over the opening to the campaign.

Despite being tipped as relegation candidates by many, Paul Lambert's men are still unbeaten after picking up results against Stoke City, Newcastle United and Hull City. 

It has lifted them to near the top of the table and the side are full of confidence heading into one of the toughest periods of their season.

Villa take on Liverpool at the weekend and then face tests against Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton in the following weeks, meaning that the solid platform they have already built for themselves may come in handy.

It is hard to see Lambert's men picking up too many points from those games, but if they to be successful then the energy and skill of Delph will be crucial.

The central midfielder has threatened to fall by the wayside, after bursting onto the scene as a teenager, but he is living up to his early promise now and has established himself as one of the stars at the Midlands club.

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