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Okore Backed To Shine

Jores Okore has already been told by Liverpool's Daniel Agger that he has the skill set for the Premiership, and the 20 year old is determined to show he has just that.

Speaking to the Official Site Okore said that former Chelsea defender Marcel Desailly was an idol of his as he was growing up and whilst Okore talks about having as big an impact in the Premiership as Desailly did, he also revealed that compatriot Daniel Agger believes he's well placed to achieve just that in time:

'I have talked to him a little bit about the Premier League and how tough it is to play but he thinks I've got the skill set for making it in this league. I do to, so that is the only thing on my mind. I'm really looking forward to getting this going and getting the fans to see me.'

By now, all fans have seen or heard referenced the fact that Okore turned down a move to Chelsea because he was concerned at how it would impact his playing time and his development, and I think everybody is on the same page in terms of his level headedness and attitude to his career.

It makes for a wonderful and refreshing change.

The quote that keeps being repeated from his 'arrival' is the line 'I feel that I have arrived at a club that believes in me' and with his own International ambitions that he's talked about, that to me speaks volumes to how Paul Lambert sold the club, his project and his hopes for our future and there must be some real belief there despite the season we endured.

We all hope that comes to pass next season and whilst we allow these new lads time to bed in, adjust to the country and the league, let's all hope we see some tangible progression on the pitch and at least level out mid table this season and stay away from the bum squeaking end of the league as quite frankly, we've had enough of that over the past few years haven't we.

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 15 2013

Time: 4:00PM

Your Comments

Welcome Jores, this is an excellent addition to the villa squad.
Green Tea
Happy with the signing but, isn't he a right footed CD? Is he competition for Vlaar, who needs it though Clarke and Baker need it more? Or is it ok to have two right-footed CDs? Think we might be due a good LB then as I feel we may starting playing wit 3 at the back with Matty Lowton moving into a deep-lying midfield role.
Villan in Exile
Yeah, his quotes are such a refreshing change. Wish the season started sooner.
Pride of Lions
Yo Villan in Exile two right footed CBs work well but two lefties is a disaster... Lefties also struggle on the right side unless its in an advanced attacking position... I am left footed I endorse my post... ;)
CDX_EIRE
If you play with both feet what difference does it make?
Steve64k
a.villa can now aim for a top 10 or top 8 finish with adding two or more players, this guy is good in organizing defence, he can face any striker in the EPL, he has superb skills to become a top european star.. good luck AVFC..
sathish.chelsea
@sathish.chelsea thanks for that nice of you to come on here and voice a positive opinion !
black_villian
just had a quick look at him on youtube nothing over impressive to be honest but if Lambert sees something in him then he has my backing !
black_villian
This guy is highly rated black not just by Laursen either big teams were looking at him... He may not have an immediate impact but he will find his feet quickly and by Xmas I expect him to show that 4m was a steal...
CDX_EIRE
I love this guy already and I havnt seen him play yet. He kinda seems similar to Westwood, as in he seems to be mature for his age. I have a feeling he is going to be a final piece in building a strong spine in our side.
Green Tea
Hi lads, not a newb but not posted for a while, what a signing Jores Okore is, strong, fast and good on the ball, found a great vid when Nordsjaelland played Chelsea in the CL...enjoy. http://vimeo.com/53073475
Aztex1000
Nice find that Aztex!
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