Nicklas Helenius will stay at Villa Park amid quotes from his agents that claimed he could go out on loan. Following the arrival of Holt, Helenius has fallen down the pecking order yet again but Lambert claims that Helenius will learn a lot from the experienced Holt.
Lambert has said that Helenius has been doing well in training, barely ever misses the target but believes he isn’t strong enough for the Premier League. He hope that Helenius could learn from the likes of Holt and Benteke how to become a better target man.
When asked if Helenius could possibly go out on loan?
“Not at the minute, no.
“He’s not frustrated, that’s one thing Nicklas is not. If you watch Helenius finish in training he very rarely misses the target. He’s a young guy and he’s learning.
“Holty will bring experience. He’s streetwise. He’ll get you free-kicks where maybe a younger player might not be able to do that for you.
“When Nicklas starts to get the physical side of it then he’ll handle it, I’ve got no worries about that. Holt’s got the experience of it and he knows how to use his body.”
His team-mates believe in him though, Vlaar has also spoken out about the talents that young Helenius possess:
“When he scored his first competitive goal for the club everyone was really happy for him,” said Vlaar.
“Although he hasn’t had much match action, Nicklas has worked really hard to become a stronger, better footballer and that excellent strike will give him enormous confidence. – Ron Vlaar
Helenius is rated highly by fans but it appears as though Lambert doesn’t believe he is strong enough for the League. He may not be as strong as Benteke or Holt but that’s because he isn’t really a target man. I remember so people on this site saying that Helenius wouldn’t be a very bad number 10, at least temporarily. He has a good eye, good vision of the field and has the best technical ability from all out forwards. His goal against Sheffield United was taken well and I hope he’ll take more of his chances in the future. But it appears as though Helenius’s breakthrough season will come next season.