Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov insists Charles N'Zogbia always had the players' support as he struggled to win over fans this season.

Despite the criticism from frustrated Villa supporters, Petrov revealed N'Zogbia always had the backing of his team-mates.

He said: "I've said before we believe in Charles and we believe in every member of that squad and that's why we are united.

"Every player goes through a bad period and that's why we are teammates who support each other."