Jordan Amavi not intimidated by challenge of playing in the Premier League

Aston Villa

Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi is ready to embrace the challenge of the Premier League.

New Aston Villa signing Jordan Amavi has told the club’s official website that he’s not intimidated by the prospect of coming into the Premier League.

The 21-year-old former Nice player has moved to Villa Park from Ligue One and seems genuinely excited by the prospect of playing in a very competitive division, rather than being intimidated by it.

It’s a mentality that Villa manager Tim Sherwood should be impressed why and one which should help him to adapt quickly to the various challenges he’s about to come up against.

“It's feels magnificent to join Villa. It's fantastic to play for this great club in the Premier League,” he told avfc.co.uk.

“I am really happy to come here and play in the Premier League - it's always been my dream.”

“It's a very exciting and very difficult league and I can't wait to get started here in claret and blue.”

What does he need to be wary of?

There are two things which any new player in the Premier League needs to be wary of; pace and power.

The pace of the football is extremely intense while the game is a lot more physical than Amavi would have been used to during his time in French football.

He should have the speed to be able to cope with the pace angle but will need to work hard on dealing with sides that will target him as a potential weakness in Villa’s back four.

Already on the same page as Sherwood

He has a positive mentality and that’s significant considering the belief and optimism that Sherwood has looked to drill in his players ever since he arrived at the club.

They’re already on the same page which saves a little bit of time for the boss in terms of getting his message across.

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