Aston Villa winger Charles N’Zogbia has revealed his current unhappiness with a blast on Twitter, after he was substituted against Newcastle on Sunday.
The France international was replaced by Emile Heskey on 66 minutes in the Midlands club’s 2-1 defeat at the Sports Direct Arena, as Alex McLeish looked for a result on Tyneside.
The decision was not one that impressed N’Zogbia, who has unleashed a tirade on the social networking site.
“For the first time in my life I’m not happy playing football,” the attacking midfielder tweeted, as captured by The Daily Mail.
The comment was later removed from the player’s page, but it was too late as Villa fans had seen the statement of N’Zogbia’s discontent.
N’Zogbia has not settled at Villa Park since his £9.5 million summer move from Wigan, with inconsistent performances failing to convince the club’s supporters of his worth.
N’Zogbia’s task at Villa has been made all the more difficult by the fact that he was signed to fill the boots of outgoing widemen Ashley Young and Stewart Downing, and as yet he has not met the standard of his predecessors.
By Gareth McKnight