Players must focus on football - Lambert
Paul Lambert has warned the crop of young talent he is developing at Aston Villa to keep their feet firmly on the ground.
Lambert, whose side visit Newcastle on Sunday, is changing the culture at the club and more than half of the first team squad are aged under 25 after his host of summer signings. But the former Norwich boss does not want his charges to "think they have arrived" and wants them to remain focused on football rather than the material rewards available. "Some young players, not all, think if they play two or three Premier League games, they've arrived," said Lambert. "If somebody plays 600 or 500 games, yes, then I might think you have. "That's why I've got great admiration for people like Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs because every year they produce and produce and produce, whether they are getting £8 a week or £80,000 a week. "I don't like young players coming in and thinking they've arrived and it's up to me not to stand for that. If you're driving a Skoda one day and the next day you're driving a Mercedes, that indicates to me there's something really wrong there. If we can get that hunger in them and they keep it, fine."