Villa’s Carew hits back at Lyon chief

Carew said: “I left Lyon, they lost five matches – and then the questions start to be asked so I think it is just to justify what they did.

“I think that is a desperate comment (by Lacombe) aimed to protect themselves after selling me because they didn’t win for a few games.

“To be honest, it doesn’t bother me that much. I turn it into a compliment.

“I am just doing my best here at Villa, to work and run for the team, and hope that will create a good result for the team. I don’t really bother about the comments from Lyon. As I say, I take them as a compliment.”