We all know N’Zogbia likes a bit of social media…
But his latest adventures in social media via Instagram has confirmed something we had on good authority back in May of last year, that N’Zogbia would never play for Villa again. There was an apparent smokescreen from the Villa boss when he was pressed by the media about the N’Zogbia situation, when he was asked about the player’s shirt number demotion:
“No, you’re looking for something that’s not there,” said Lambert, at a presser earlier in the year. “The lad’s hurt his Achilles and we’ve got to get him back fit. He’s doing really well. “You would think he would play before the end of the season, yes, but it’s not nice, that injury. I think his Achilles heel just went and once you get that it’s a major injury.”
Despite MOMS again dropping the hint that N’Zogbia’s days were numbered at Villa Park at the start of the year, it seems the subtext of his recent holiday messages on Instagram have come as a surprise to some Villans (on Twitter anyway). While he doesn’t state for certain he’s fit at the moment, he does suggest he wouldn’t be welcomed back, even if he was – ‘Will they allow me to training (sic) with them?’, he states on his Instagram account.
Something he only seems to confirm, when the frustrated Villa fan pushes the issue further, referencing the Villa winger’s latest holiday:
I’m sure the stuff in football we don’t even know about is referring to the message Lambert gave him back in May, that his time at Villa was over and he was now an official member of the bomb squad. Was his holiday jogging injury even real? On his current wages with years left on his contract, he was always going to be a hard sell, ala Bent and Ireland. That’s one for the conspiracy theorists, but really it is neither here or there. He’s not on the pitch and that’s what counts.
The bomb squad drama will surely thicken this summer with N’Zogbia, Darren Bent, Shay Given and also Alan Hutton still on the books. The bomb squad certainly needs a line drawing through it before it serves up any more embarrassments. UTV