Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert urges Borussia Dortmund lesson

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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert strongly believes the Bundesliga model currently proving a hugely successful in the Champions League should be a lesson to Premier League sides. 

Lambert was part of the Borussia Dortmund side that won the Champions League in 1997 and BVB are just two matches away from repeating that feat this campaign. 

The Westaphalian club have one foot in the final and look to be joined by their fellow Germans Bayern Munich.

An all German final at Wembley could, according to Lambert, spark action to not just his own side but also the other teams in the Premier League. 

Lambert has spoken to ITV about his delight at his former clubs successes this season. 

"I'm absolutely delighted Dortmund are doing great," he said. "It's a fabulous club, the most special fans I've ever played in front of.

"The Westfalenstadion is a brilliant football arena to play in."

It's easy to sit back and admire a team that has spent less than £50 millions on a starting lineup that is destined for a major European final, but can it be repeated in English football? 

"I hear that argument every time, 'maybe we should take a leaf out of the German model, Everybody says it but nothing really gets done," said Lambert.  

The Villans manager will be hoping his side take some inspiration from his former club and replicate the togetherness and team spirit shown by the Bavarians, as they gear up for their relegation fight, beginning on Monday against fellow strugglers Sunderland.

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