Last Updated: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 09:14
Charles N'Zogbia claims he has sorted his differences out with Alex McLeish and is 'very happy to be an Aston Villa player'.
The France international winger has endured a disappointing first season at Villa Park since joining in a £9million deal from Wigan last summer.
And, N'Zogbia was on collision course with his boss, McLeish, when he was quoted as being 'disgusted' at the manager's reported suggestions that he had a preference for cars as opposed to football.
That came on the back of a falling out after Villa's game at Newcastle earlier in the season, when N'Zogbia revealed he had been 'really upset' at the words McLeish used towards him during the game.
However, the player has now spoken out to confirm that he is on good terms with his boss and wants to show that by enjoying a positive end to the season.
In a media statement released by Villa, N'Zogbia said: "I would like to clarify because I have not been quoted correctly.
"The most important point is that I'm very happy to be an Aston Villa player. I appreciate that the manager brought me here and I want to repay this by performing well for the club.
"We have been performing well as a team in most of our games and I'm happy to be playing my part. I want to contribute.
"This is a big club with a proud history and I have a great desire to help the club to win.
"That is the attitude the manager wants to see in all of the players here."
He added: "I know now that he (McLeish) did not say this about me (preferring cars to football).
"He was saying this about every player but he wants players to win football games and think about cars and everything else after this. This is my attitude also.
"We spoke together after the game against Newcastle and we have put this behind us.
"I'm focused on our game against Arsenal this weekend at the Emirates which we will be trying our best to win. We believe in one another."
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