According to the Birmingham Mail, ex-Villa defender Jores Okore has claimed that Villa were better when he was in the team and he still struggles to understand why he was exiled from the side during the disastrous 2015/2016 Premier League season.

The FC Copenhagen defender is aiming to help his side reach the quarter finals of the Europa League on Thursday when they take on Ajax with a 2-1 first leg lead.

This is huge reversal in fortunes for the Dane, whose Villa career came crashing to an end 11 months ago, after caretaker coach Eric Black claimed that he had requested not to play any more games. Black then banished him to train with the youngsters – a decision that baffles Okore to this day.

Speaking to the Danish press recently, Okore, who spent 3 years at Villa Park, insisted that he has put this troubling time in his career behind him.

“I got a big blow when I was sent down to the U21 team. I found it hard to understand because I felt I had much to give to the team. I could make a difference when we played. The results were better when I played. But suddenly though the coaches were just no longer on me. It came as a big surprise. I could make a difference when we played. The results were better when I played. But suddenly though the coaches were just no longer on me. It came as a big surprise. I am happily moved on now. The time at Aston Villa, I have put behind me. The most important thing for me has been to focus on something new and positive.”

 

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