Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Wayhey N'Zogbia's In The News Again

Wayhey N'Zogbia's In The News Again

Cars, disgusted, misquoted...why does a French interview never go well for him?

head in hands

Speaking to L'Equipe, he reportedly said:

'I'm not exactly jubilant, I like to go forward, but here they ask me to defend more than attack. Alex McLeish said I prefer cars to football, that is his slogan. If I get wages, I have the right to do what I want with my money. He is not here to tell me what I have to buy or not. He is not my father. He doesn't know where I come from...'

France? Wigan?

'After the match against Newcastle there was a quarrel. I didn't like the words he said. I was really upset. At first I was disgusted. Now the coach has started to play me again, so it is better. There was a communication problem, we had a talk and we both put our resentment aside.'

Now is this an old interview said in the heat of the moment? Did the journalist take licence with what McLeish has said in general as opposed to directly to the player?

Am I the only one who reads the final comment about a heart to heart as sounding possibly like it's more of a 'we are running this, would you like to add a comment?' because the tone is completely different?


Since this broke and the obvious predictable N'Zogbia is useless, McLeish is useless, the Board sign all our players responses, Zoggy has released a statement via Villa to the press saying:

'I would like to clarify because I have not been quoted correctly. The most important point is I'm very happy to be an Aston Villa player. I appreciate the manager brought me here and I want to repay this by performing well. 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.'

As for the crack about cars?

'I know now that he did not say this about me. He was saying this about every player, he wants to win football games and think about cars and everything else after. This is my attitude also.'

He knows now...he didn't before...when it was said to him?

But never fear, they believe in each other:

'We spoke together after the game against Newcastle and we have put this behind us. We believe in one another.'

Well apart from being a staged clarification that says all the right things about the club, it doesn't really answer any of the questions does it.

Did N'Zogbia brain fart recently? Is it an old set of quotes rehashed to create a stir now his form has actually improved slightly over recent games.

And is the issue really he's being asked to track back, just like all good wingers do? I don't remember Ashley Young or Ryan Giggs sitting with their legs crossed 30 yards from the oppositions goal until somebody passed the ball to them.

Is it a clash of personalities that will never work or is it just a ruddy good excuse to berate the player, the manager or even both based on previous dislikes?

Methinks the latter will dominate comments!

Forum Thread

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join Vital Villa

It's easy to REGISTER, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday March 20 2012
Time: 6:34PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Mike Towell – RIP

Vital Boxing - Tyson Fury Will Be Back!


F*** knows,the French are always translating it wrong,GH never even said if we were going to lose a game he would sooner lose to Liverpool really,did he?.They just like to whine or is it wine?
20/03/2012 18:47:00
N'Zogbia. Ask the Wigan fans. A very average Prem player / Championship player to many. £8 million was it? £2-£3 million would be his value. He'll be off next season I would think.
Kid Charlemagne
20/03/2012 18:59:00
Get rid, I am sick of players thinking they are special They get paid to play and represent Aston Villa That's it, like we all have to do as we are told At work, get rid of him, Ireland,Banan who clearly is a tw*t And get some football players who will Play football and act in a proper maner
20/03/2012 20:07:00
Andy I'm pretty sure you can type without the childish nonsense, especially as you keep targeting the two players who have tried to create something for our lacklustre frontline, or we do we differ on what proper football is? 80 yard hoofs?
20/03/2012 20:13:00
Yep andy get tid of the most creative players at the club, you sound like someone very familiar?? Related to Mcnegative by any chance? And Kid charlemagne, do be quiet mate unless you know your football, the wigan fans loved N'Zogbia, they thought he should of held out for a bigger club than us...He is nowhere near a championship player, he is a top quality player who is being affected by people around him. I'd prefer to have a bunch of players like N'Zogbia than the manager we have.
20/03/2012 20:34:00
Actually carry on Andy, there's no way I'm having P.Avfc agree with me! :-) Zoggy's looked a lot better lately, hopefully that'll continue but then again if we aren't in Europe in 3 years he's off anyway isn't he? lol
20/03/2012 20:44:00
It was never going to work between McDraw and N'Zog, its not like Zog never helps the defence, even if you watched him for wigan he defended quite a bit and was quite good at it, the problem is with McWaster he is told to constantly defend and never cross the half way line, he is an attacking player who likes to express himself and needs a bit of freedom sometimes, the only freeedom you get with ECK is the freedom to defend, but I do hate sulky players, get on with your game and do the job you get paid for!!
20/03/2012 21:22:00
"Get rid, I am sick of players thinking they are special" - Isn't it important that players have a bit of self belief?
20/03/2012 22:12:00
Actually guys I do mean we should replace them with other creative players I am just fed up of moaning players and drunk and abusive players and idiots who do think they are above everyone because they play football, at the end of the day they wouldn't have a job if we didn't go and see them play!
20/03/2012 22:34:00
Pavfc your wrong about nog is though Everywhere he has been he has moaned And sulked Charles Insomnia wasn't it At Newcastle , he moaned at Wigan I am fed up with it, fans moaning, players Moaning are we all forgetting that the most important Thing is Aston Villa football club.
20/03/2012 22:53:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Team Sheets - Preston v Aston Villa

Aston Villa go to Deepdale as the visitors to Preston for the latest Championship match.

Follow Preston v Aston Villa On Twitter

Aston Villa go to Deepdale as the visitors to Preston today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Grealish Gets Under 21 Call

Jack Grealish has been named in the England Under 21 squad for their coming European Championship qualifiers in the October international window.

Fear The Blogger In The Sun!!

A world exclusive... I might be overselling myself here. A new regular blog by me in The Sun.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Mike Field
Editor email
Steve Wade
no email
no email
Turkish Penguin
no email
no email
Chris Heath
no email
M Calucar
no email
JuanPablo Angel
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa v PNE (away) will
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
Draw - again *sigh*42%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 10 6 2 2 20 5
3 Newcastle 10 6 1 3 19 11
4 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
5 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
6 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
7 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
8 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
9 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
2016 Malaysia GP - FP2
Latest Vital Boxing News
Mike Towell – RIP
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 30 2016 12:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

2.The Fear11
4.Stephen Jay Hawkings4
5.Goneto devon4
Write for Vital Football