Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY AUGUST 23 - By IAN BAKER

CHARLES N’ZOG­BIA ad­mits he needs to score more of­ten if he is to have a Villa thriller.

The French­man, 26, flopped last term, net­ting just twice.

But Paul Lam­bert played him in an at­tack­ing po­si­tion in the de­feat at West Ham.

And N’Zog­bia knows there’s more to come from him.

He said: “I def­i­nitely need to be get­ting a few more goals and a few more as­sists.

“That would be good and it would be good to be happy while play­ing for Villa.

“The thing I’ve got in my mind is just to play my best, to show my skills.

“I’ve played in the hole be­fore when I was at New­cas­tle and Wi­gan so for me it is noth­ing new.

“If Paul asks me to play in this po­si­tion I will, be­cause I know what to do and what not to do.

“If I am play­ing in an­other po­si­tion I am happy to play there too.

“For me it’s just about be­ing on the pitch, do­ing my best.”

Villa play Ever­ton in their first home game on Satur­day and N’Zog­bia has de­manded his side im­prove on a record of just four league wins at home last sea­son.

He added: “At Villa Park we have to have a win­ning men­tal­ity.

“We have to make sure that when teams come to Villa Park, it’s a hard place to win.”

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