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Aston Villa manager reflects on semi-final exit

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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert admits losing to Bradford in last season's Capital One Cup semi-final was his lowest point as the club's manager. 

The Villa host League One side Rotherham on Wednesday night in the second round of the competition they reached the semi-finals of last season. 

Lambert has had a topsy-turvy time at Villa Park since taking over last summer and losing to Bradford over two legs, as well as languishing in the bottom four of the Premier League at the time, was hard to take for the Villa boss. 

"There's no doubt whatsoever (it was the lowest point). The two games were low, even though after the first one we still had a chance in the second one. It was still low to lose it," he told The Independent. 

Villa managed to turn their season around after that disappointment and Paul Lambert's side won six of their final 13 matches to secure their top flight status and Lambert believes those are just memories now. 

"Last year's gone, as disappointing as it was, but it's finished," he added. 

The Villans look a different team to the one who conceded goals for fun last season and the difference can be seen in their first three games against top opposition. 

"It's a different feeling at the football club, you can sense it. It's different to what it was last year. There's different players. Some of them are the same lads but there's a different mindset there to what it was," he concluded. 

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