Move delight for Berson
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Mathieu Berson has heaped praise on Auxerre for giving him the chance to shine.Mathieu Berson has heaped praise on Auxerre for giving him the chance to kick-start his career in Ligue 1.
The midfielder sealed a loan move to Auxerre this week, bringing an end to a sorry spell at Aston Villa.
Berson feels he has been given the perfect platform to resurrect his career over the course of the new season.
"Auxerre are part of the group of good clubs in France," he told L'Equipe. "It is a nice opportunity to be able to play there."
Berson feels he was not given a fair crack of the whip by Villa boss David O'Leary and is looking to put his experience in England behind him.
"At Aston Villa, they firstly made me work to get used to the English game and pace," he added. "It went off smoothly, but I think my game didn't match the Aston Villa game.
"Moreover the coach didn't trust me.
"As I said one year ago when I left Nantes, I need a new start."