The USA international, who is on loan in England's West Midlands from German club Borussia Monchengladbach, is remaining calm about what prospects he has as he simply wants to focus on the remainder of the Premier League season with Villa who are just above the relegation zone.
"At this point I am just concentrating on the last seven games and we will leave the rest until the end of the season," he told Express and Star.
"In my eyes the Premier League is still the best league in the world. It is so competitive and the games are great. They are hard, fast and tough games and as a player you want to test yourself at the highest level every week.
"The pace of the game is obviously quicker here. It is going to take time to get comfortable with other players and for them to start to get a feel for you.
"That is life and part of football. If you come to a club when they are already halfway through the season you never know exactly how long it takes to get your foot in the door and get your chance.
"But, hopefully, I can show the people here that I am a guy that they need to have around in the long run."