Most Premier League managers would shun FA Cup, says Aston Villa's Paul Lambert
The third round of the competition takes place this weekend
Thursday 02 January 2014
Paul Lambert believes most Premier League managers would rather not play in the FA Cup. Lambert, whose Aston Villa host Sheffield United in the third round on Saturday, said: “If [other managers] were honest, they probably would [not take part]. Not just because of the money but survival in the league is vital.”
Lambert is adamant his main priority is to lift Villa away from the Barclays Premier League relegation zone having moved six points clear with Wednesday's 1-0 win at Sunderland.
But he insisted his list of priorities did not mean he would not be going into the clash against the Blades eager to book a place in the next round.
Lambert added: “Cup competitions, if you can get through, then absolutely I want to get through. I don't want to not get through but your main one is the league.
“We don't have a massive squad and points are really important. If you are honest enough people will say the same.”
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