The Netherlands Under-21 international signed for the Midlands outfit this summer, and is hopeful that he can make enough of an impact to keep Villa away from another relegation fight.
"It's a new beginning for me, and a new step," Bacuna told the club's official website. "I'm looking forward to being part of this young, hungry team. The manager is trying to create a new generation, to build something here and improve us all as players.
"I'm up for the challenge. I always fight for the team. If you do that, you get a lot of supporters behind you. That's a huge thing."
Bacuna signed a three-year contract at Villa Park.