Aston Villa were drawn at home to Tottenham in last night's Capital One Cup third round draw and Villa boss Paul Lambert is anticipating a great game.
Villa missed out on a trip to Wembley last season after a shock defeat at the hands of Bradford in the Capital One Cup semi-final, but according to the London Evening Standard, the Villains chief is looking to take his side one stage further this year.
"It will be a tough game, but that's what you have to do to win things," said the Villa manager.
Lambert's side beat Rotherham 3-0 on Wednesday night to set up the home tie. Christian Benteke was among the scorers with Andreas Weimann and Fabian Delph scoring either side of the Belgian.
Fortunes at Villa Park seem to be changing. Benteke is now on a four-year contract and the Belgian is scoring as regularly as last season. More importantly, Lambert's young team have gelled and seem more solid at the back.
The Scot is anticipating a great night when Andre Villas-Boas and Spurs come to the second city on either September 24 or 25.
"It will be great," Lambert added. "The stadium will be full. We have a great following and we saw what it means to this club with the crowd that we got last season for the semi-final."
With the final in February, the League Cup is a great opportunity to win a trophy and boost confidence for the final third of the season.
Lambert was impressed with his side's comprehensive victory and is noticing the change in mood around the club.
"There is a different feeling this time to Bradford," he continued. "The squad is really together and strong and we trusted them to go out there and perform and they have been excellent."
Villa don't have a fixture this coming weekend after playing Chelsea last Wednesday in order for Jose Mourinho's side to fit their Super Cup final against Bayern Munich into their busy schedule. There is also an international break next weekend.
Villa's next match is on September 14 at home to Newcastle United.
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