Wembley

Next Game

Arsenal v A Villa

Saturday, 30 May 2015, 17:30

The FA Cup Final

Villa Park

Last Game

A Villa 0 - 1 Burnley

Sunday, 24 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Okore vows to repay Lambert

Aston Villa defender Jores Okore says he hopes to repay Paul Lambert’s faith in him next season as he nears a return from injury.

Last Updated: 24/06/14 at 12:43 Post Comment

Jores Okore: Hopes to repay Paul Lambert's faith in him next season

Jores Okore: Hopes to repay Paul Lambert's faith in him next season

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 21-year-old, who joined from Danish side Nordsjaelland last summer, had his season cut short after just four Villa appearances when he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in last September’s 2-1 defeat to Newcastle United.

Okore underwent surgery and subsequently missed the remainder of the 2013/14 campaign as Villa fought off relegation to secure a 15th-placed finish.

The Denmark international is set to join the team for pre-season training when Villa return from the summer break and he is eager to prove his worth after the backing Lambert gave him.

"The manager has been very supportive with me," he told the Birmingham Mail.

"He bought me, he showed great faith in me, and now I want to repay him. He bought for me a reason, he must have believed in my ability. I will prove he was right.

"It’s about getting up to speed, getting a good pre-season under my belt and then hopefully playing games.

"I am so determined to play well and impress and prove my ability to everyone – the players, the manager and the fans.

"I just want to be able to turn around to the manager and say ‘you were right to buy me.’ I want to repay his big faith.

"I want to develop here and be the best player I can be. I want to make a difference."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Officials arrested in Switzerland ahead of FIFA meeting

Seven FIFA officials, reportedly from FIFA, have been arrested on corruption charges, Swiss authorities confirm.

Danny Ings subject of £12m Tottenham bid - Sky sources

Tottenham are ready to bid £12m for Burnley striker Danny Ings, according to Sky sources.

Eden Hazard is open to another 10 years at Chelsea

Eden Hazard wants to stay at Chelsea for years and join football's elite by leading the club to Champions League glory.

Mail Box

Europa League: Hardly The AIA Cup

A Spurs fan definitely isn't bothered his side aren't in the Europa League final tonight. Also, a warning about Michael Laudrup, and how to build a team with less than £20m.

Who Is The Most Complete Striker Ever..?

...the answer is the original Ronaldo, Gerd Muller, Cristiano or Alan Shearer, depending on who you talk to. We also have one signing per Premier League (and promoted team)...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company