Tonev maintains he did nothing wrong at Celtic, excited to be playing in Italy

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After leaving Aston Villa for Frosinone, Aleksandar Tonev has had to address his suspension for loan club Celtic last season.

Aleksandar Tonev has been speaking about his excitement at playing in Serie A.

The Bulgarian winger has also addressed his suspension received while on loan at Celtic last season, adjudged by the Scottish FA to have used racist language, report The BBC at the time.

He was on loan from Aston Villa, who made the decision to sell him this summer to Italian club Frosinone.

Tonev started at the weekend in a 2-0 loss to Roma, and the side remain rooted to 20th in the Serie A table without a point.

Speaking at a press conference, reported by Tuttomercatoweb, Tonev talked about his suspension while at Celtic, and desire to move on.

He said: "My disqualification last year? It's a long story. But I did not say anything, we have proof of this. I just said to my opponent get away from me. Nothing more. For me, however, is a closed story.

"I do not think I will have problems to adapt to Italian football. I can play both right and left, but I can also play behind the strikers. I'm delighted with the fans."

Tonev almost sounds a little weary at having to dig up the episode which saw him banned, and it's hard to blame him, given the blemish on his reputation.

Aberdeen's Shay Logan may well give a different account to Tonev's, but you can't blame the Italian media either especially around Frosinone for wanting to hear the winger's account, given the sensitivity and controversial reason for his suspension.

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