Date: 1st April 2008 at 2:16pm
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International man of mystery (well, sort of) Moustapha Salifou says he will bide his time and claims he is up for the challenge of breaking into the first team.

The Togolese international, compared to Zidane….(!) told the official site:

‘I’m going fine here. I am training well, it’s a good club and I am happy to be here. I play regularly for the reserves. You don’t change a winning team, so I’ve had to wait for an opportunity, but that is starting to happen. I’ve done well enough in the reserve team to earn a one-year extension to my contract. Now it’s up to me to keep working and seize my chance at the right moment. I’ve played in France, Switzerland and Germany. Now I am enjoying the challenge of playing in the English Premier League.’

The 24-year-old midfielder also says that the Premier League is very fast and that means as a player they have very little time to think. ‘When I arrived here, people wondered how I could have a good World Cup and then find myself in the Swiss Second Division. I told them that these things happen. That’s a footballer’s life. You also need luck. I know that there are Togo people who now support Aston Villa. I am sorry they have not seen me play much, but I hope to play more often.’