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Villa winger N'Zogbia: I was trying too hard last term

Aston Villa winger Charles N'Zogbia says he tried too hard last season.

Rather than striving to impress, he will simply do his own thing this term.

"When I came here I tried to offer something different because I felt I was joining a bigger club with big-name players," he told Villa's website. "Maybe I tried too hard, but it just wasn't working.

"Now I'm determined to just be myself. I think I will benefit - and hopefully the team will as well.

"My strength is to be on the ball more often and go with it. That's what I'm aiming to do this season and I know I will be better for it."

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