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Aston Villa defender Engels delighted working with Terry

Aston Villa defender Bjorn Engels is delighted working with assistant manager John Terry.

After his debut against Tottenham, he was quick to credit the help of Villa's assistant head coach Terry.

Engels, an £8million summer signing from Reims, admitted he was initially nervous in the presence of the five-time Premier League winner.

He explained: “When I arrived, I was a bit scared. You look up to him, such a legend.

“You expect him to step on to a training field with an attitude of 'who are you', but he is not at all condescending. Completely the opposite, even."

He continued: “I can't imagine a better mentor. If you look at the legendary defenders in the Premier League, it's him and maybe a pair from Man United – Rio Ferdinand.

“If you can learn, it is the ideal guide in a new competition. It's the details that can make a difference."

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