Date: 6th February 2017 at 10:05pm
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By Amir Mir

Aston Villa midfielder Carlos Sanchez has delivered an honest assessment of his time at the club.

The 31-year-old is currently out on loan at Italian outfit Fiorentina after joining the club last summer following Villa’s relegation from the Premier League.

He has stated that during his time at Villa Park he had “bad experiences” and was critical of the constant change of managers.

Sanchez joined the Midlands club during the summer of 2014 with then-Villa manager Paul Lambert purchasing the defensive minded player from Spanish side Elche.

His time at the club did not go well as Sanchez was not able to produce the form nor consistency that was expected of him.

Speaking to an Italian outlet, Sanchez gave his honest views about his time at the club and what problems he faced.

“The coach who wanted me, Lambert, was there for just six months,” Sanchez told Corriere Fiorentino.

“In the year and a half in which I was there, we changed managers five times. How do you work in such a situation? Even though bad experiences it does teach you something and that’s why I always stayed quiet.”

During Villa’s relegation campaign, Sanchez played 20 games for the club, winning only one of those league encounters.

Overall, he played 56 games in all competitions since his move to Villa Park, scoring one goal and providing one assist.

He is now with Italian side Fiorentina working under the stewardship of former Championship manager Paulo Sousa.

The Florence-based club are currently seventh in Serie A, six points off a Champions League place.

Columbian iSanchez has played a considerable part in their success this term, playing 26 games in all competitions, six of those games as a centre-back.

In other Aston Villa news, Nigel Spink has delivered his verdict on Sam Johnstone after another error.

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