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Villa winger Tonev: I'm learning English from the box

Aston Villa summer signing Aleksandar Tonev says he's learning English from watching films and TV.

Tonev can speak Bulgarian and Polish but arrived in the Midlands with no ability to speak English.

"I watch a lot of action films. That's my favourite type of movie.

"I watch a lot of TV too. They use the Bulgarian subtitles. That helps.

"I have watched the Godfather. That's my favourite. I think it helps me to listen to the films and see the subtitles.

"But I hope I don't sound like I'm in the Mafia!

"I have enjoyed Braveheart and Gladiator too. They are real classics."

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