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Ex-Aston Villa midfielder Jota: No grudge against Drinkwater

Former Aston Villa midfielder Jota insists he holds no grudge against Danny Drinkwater.

Chelsea outcast Drinkwater spent the second half of last season on loan at Villa Park, but made only four appearances.

His time in the Midlands was overshadowed by the training ground bust-up he had with Spaniard Jota in March earlier this year.

"Of course I was angry at first, even if these things happen a lot in football," he told The Athletic.

"But Danny called me straight after and apologised. I could see that he felt so, so sorry about it.

"He called me a lot of times and said that he was angry with himself and angry that he did it.

"I respected him a lot after that and I think more of him now because it's easy to do a mistake but the difficult thing is saying sorry. I don't think he deserves people to say bad things about him for one moment only."

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