Shaun Teale pulls no punches with extraordinary tirade against Charles N'Zogbia

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The former Aston Villa defender is clearly incensed by the French winger's poor attitude.

Former Aston Villa defender Shaun Teale has reignited a war of words with forgotten winger Charles N'Zogba whilst speaking to BBC WM, calling the 29-year-old an "idiot" and expressing disbelief at his wages.

N'Zogbia was signed for £9.5 million in 2011 after starring for Wigan Athletic, but has managed just 93 appearances in the five years since his transfer despite reportedly being paid somewhere in the region of £60,000 per week.

The former France international has been widely criticised by fans and pundits alike for a perceived bad attitude, and one of his biggest critics has been former centre-back Teale.

The 52-year-old, who played 186 in four years at Villa Park, has previously accused N'Zogbia of being lazy and not caring about the club, and he stepped up his criticism on Monday.

Teale told BBC WM: "The man's an idiot. The man thinks he's a player. Come and play against me, I'll teach you how to play. I'll show you what your knees feel like because you've probably not used them for quite a while.

"It's just ridiculous, £17 million in five years - that's £211,000 per appearance we've paid that man. It's crazy, something's got to be done at our football club before it really does go down the pan."

N'Zogbia's problems initially began to surface three years ago when he was exiled by former manager Paul Lambert and did not make a single appearance in the 2013-14 season, before eventually being reintroduced last term after Villa failed to find a buyer.

However, he managed just two appearances for the club this campaign, both coming in the early days of Remi Garde's short-lived reign as the French manager gave his compatriot a chance to impress him.

N'Zogbia's lucrative five-year deal finally comes to an end this summer, and though he will depart Villa Park having added fewer than 100 appearances to his CV, he will be a very rich man indeed.

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