Philippe Senderos refuses to criticise Aston Villa after his recent exit

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The Swiss international left the club last month on a free transfer.

Last month saw Philippe Senderos depart Aston Villa. The 30-year-old was released by the club and he headed home to Switzerland, joining Grasshoppers.

The former Fulham and Arsenal man was nowhere near the first-team at Aston Villa and the departure of Tim Sherwood and arrival of Remi Garde had no impact on his standing at the club.

He had not played for Villa since featuring in a 0-0 draw with West Ham back in November 2014 - meaning he had not featured for the club in over a year when he left for Switzerland.

But in the current climate of Villa bashing, with the club on a downward trend, it was refreshing to see what Senderos had to say about the club this week.

He was asked about his torrid time at Villa Park and his January exit by press in his homeland. But he refused to be critical of the club, telling Tribune de Geneve:

"It is the past. I have not played for different reasons, that's how it is.

"I do not want to stir at all. I've had some great knowledge. I learned about myself. I look ahead, not behind."

Senderos struggled with injury problems at Villa and also had plenty of competition in the central defensive positions - which combined made first-team football hard to come by.

Now the former Aston Villa man has no grudges and is hoping to impress enough back in Switzerland to earn a place in the national team for Euro 2016 this summer.

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