Aston Villa signing Libor Kozak says he's managed to speak with Paul Lambert since signing last week.

Lazio sold Kozak to Villa on deadline day and he had no time to visit the club after being called away with the Czech Republic squad.

"I must say I will miss Rome. Lazio gave me my chance in big time football and I must thank them for that," he said.

"I have already spoken with Lambert, but only time will tell what my role will be: I definitely want to make the most of this chance, playing in the Premier League is my dream."

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