Jenas thrilled to finally make Aston Villa debut

Jermaine Jenas was delighted with his winning debut for Aston Villa against Norwich City.

Jermaine Jenas was delighted with his winning debut for Aston Villa against Norwich City.

He was thrilled to get out on the hallowed turf of Villa Park finally - and delighted it was in a scintillating victory.

Jenas, on-loan from Tottenham, told Villa's website: "It felt great. It was nice to come into a game where the lads were turning it on and really playing well.

"I felt like I slotted in nicely to the formation. Norwich put us under a lot of pressure. They are one of those teams who simply don't go away. We went 3-1 up but Norwich kept knocking on the door.

"They eventually nicked a goal but we believed in ourselves, stuck to our game plan and finally got the three points.

"I am lacking a bit of match fitness but I still have a burst in me even without that.

"Hopefully once I get really up to speed they will see a lot more of it. It's been a real test of mental strength. I have had early mornings on my own at the training ground and I've probably been a pain in the neck for my family but they have all stood by me and been great.

"The staff have been fantastic too. Now I want to just keep playing."

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