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Manuel Pellegrini claims next week's clash with European champions Bayern Munich is not yet occupying his thoughts.
Pellegrini, whose side have not yet won away after defeat at Cardiff last month, said: "I am sure nobody is thinking about Bayern Munich. We are all thinking about Aston Villa.
"We know it is a strong team playing at home. We need to play a very good game if we want to win and we need to win away now.
"It is very important for us to reach the first position of the table."
Aston Villa new-boy Jores Okore has admitted he was left shattered by the news he would miss the remainder of the season.
– Jores Okore speaking to the Birmingham Mail.
I was really down and sad the first couple of days.
At the beginning I just thought it was a minor injury and that I would be out for a couple of weeks.
It was really a big blow when I was told about the serious injury.
I will fight to come back in the same shape as before.
I have never had this kind of injury before, so it will strengthen me mentally, but I would gladly have avoided this situation."