Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert full of praise for Carlos Sanchez

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert highlights the qualities of midfielder Carlos Sanchez.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has been singing the praises of Carlos Sanchez.

The defensive midfielder joined the Villans from Spanish club Elche in the summer transfer window and has recently come into good form.

Sanchez made a slow start to life in the Premier League, but he is now starting to show the kind of form that he exhibited at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in the summer.

Lambert believes that Sanchez will only get better and is quoted as saying by Villa’s official website: "Carlos is learning very fast now and he's loving life in the Premier League.

"He's going to be a really big player for Aston Villa. The good thing about Carlos is that he never hides from it.

"I don't mind him making mistakes providing he never hides from it. He wants the ball all the time and even if he makes a mistake he's ready to get it back.

"He's only been in this country for a short time and he still needs to adapt. But I believe in him. There's no problems whatsoever from me."

In 11 Premier League appearances so far this season, Sanchez has created three chances, won 45% of his duels, and has a pass accuracy of 80%.

A defensive enforcer, the 28-year-old has been key in Villa’s recent positive results which have lifted them up to 11th in the Premier League table with 19 points from 15 matches.

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