The Dane is now playing for FC Copenhagen and will face Ajax in the Europa League this week.
Jores Okore has been discussing the end of his Aston Villa career, explaining he has now moved on after an acrimonious end to his spell at Villa Park.
Following their relegation to the Championship last season plenty of Aston Villa players looked set to be on their way out of the club – with Okore’s departure more likely than others.
Okore played just 14 times for Villa last season after battling injury problems, as well as enduring a massive fall-out with interim boss Eric Black in April.
It saw Okore demoted to the under-21s as Black accused the Dane of telling him he did not want to feature on the bench for a clash with Bournemouth – as reported by The Guardian.
The Dane spoke about this incident with Ekstra Bladet this week:
“I got a big blow when I was sent down to the U21 team. I found it hard to understand I could not use because I felt I had much to give to the team. I could make a difference when we played. The results were better when I was with.
“But suddenly the coaches just no longer thought about me. It came as a big surprise.”
Okore did move on in the summer. He headed back to Denmark, joining FC Copenhagen on a free transfer. The 24-year-old is now happy in the Danish capital and looking forward to a Europa League clash with Ajax this week.
Aston Villa's Jores Okore
He told Ekstra Bladet that he had learned lessons from his Villa experience but it was now firmly in his past:
“You never know what happens in a football club. The last time Aston Villa also taught me that I can’t focus on the things I cannot control. It is a waste of time, I am happily moved on now.
“The time at Aston Villa, I have put behind me. The most important thing for me has been to focus on something new and positive. I've got the joy back at FCK.”
Okore suffered a chastening experience at Villa, especially considering his performances were far above those of others at the club.
But he has now moved on and it appears he is happier away from Villa Park.
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