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Benteke 'Wowed' By Fans Support

Christian Benteke was delighted and humbled when he was told that 70% of shirts sold in the Villa Stores had 'Benteke 20' on the back of them.

When asked the question for an interview on the Official Site Benteke's eyes lit up, he checked he had understood correctly, took a deep breath and responded thusly:

'Wow! I didn't know that, that is incredible. I am really, really proud of that! It means a lot to know I have made a good impression with the fans.'

Benteke then explains that he feels like he has a good relationship with the fans, and he was delighted with how quickly we made him feel at home after his move.

When told the matchday text commentary was riddled with the phrase 'Unbelievable Bentekkers' he admitted he was slightly lost for words:

'I am lost for words, it's nice to know that sort of thing. It's motivating having thousands watching you and cheering you on at the game, but it's even more of a push to know fans online, following from all corners of the world, are willing you to do well. I will remember that!'

Okay it's a total fluff piece, but it would've been strange for Benteke, especially at his age, moving countries, let alone clubs, so it's nice to know that it means something to him with how fans have reacted.

Over the years we've had enough players who couldn't care less, and interviews have been generally scripted for them to say all the right things without much sincerity, but certain comments in this interview seem very sincere and long may it continue!

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday November 7 2012
Time: 5:00PM


Cant disagree with most of what Voice says either Glensider but Bentke strikes me more as a Tony Hateley sort. He used to put himself about but miss the occasional sitter as well,but very early days. For me Bent is an excellent striker providing we play to his strengths and for that we need a clever and creative midfielder to give him the chances.
09/11/2012 11:58:00
Benteke let's have another one against UTD this weekend son!! Beat em up champ. UTV
09/11/2012 10:04:00
I doff my cap to you as always Glensider. You make sense when you say 'that as per usual, voth speaks a lot of sense' haha. It is important to look at our front 4 before making rash judgements. We have a proven 20 goals a season forward (Bent). We have a proven fast bloke who occasionally scores, but whose pace can influence the way a team has to defend against us (Gabi). We have two young lads from abroad who both have the potential and at the moment it is only potential, to be good players and possibly good goal scorers (CD & AW). We are hardly scoring from midfield or defence. Can you see where I am going with this? At the moment we are goal shy. We have bloke in the ranks who knows where the net is better than almost every English player on the planet. He is so good he scores simple goals and makes it look easy. If it was so easy then why is no one else doing it? Whatever PL does, he either has to show that the players we have can start hitting the net several times a game or he HAS to learn away to use DB9. Unfortunately PL is a bit like the previous manager and M'ON in that they prefer to play with a target man. DB9 isn't a target man. If you hit long balls at him, expect him to win headers on the half way line etc then you are wasting his natural talents. DB9 likes the ball short and to feet. He then has the ability to lay it off to midfield or wide men and then he just goes and hides in the box. He must be hiding because you never know where he is until he then appears on the end of a move by sticking the ball in the net. And as a final point I can see the likeness of Keith Leonard and Benteke GS, but I think Benteke has more pace and power, but a similar style in how he fits into the team ethos.
09/11/2012 09:21:00
As per usual, voiceoftheholte speaks a lot of sense, and I find myself in total agreement with his observations. Certainly I believe his comments regarding Darren Bent are absolutely spot on. As for Christian Benteke, am I alone in thinking that he has many similarities to the young Keith Leonard, when he first arrived at Brummagem B6? I normally dont like to compare modern day Villans with heroes from the past, but in this instance I believe that there is much that is common to both individuals. Good Luck to Benteke, he shows much promise, but having said that, selling Darren Bent would be madness of the highest order.
09/11/2012 05:47:00
I have high hopes for CB, but am another in total agreement with VOTH viz Bent. Madness, I tell ya, madness!
08/11/2012 20:39:00
I agree with all the points raised. I believe Benteke has the potential to be brilliant. Like others I hope the fickle boo boys do not get to him when he has (because as a young lad he will) a poor run when nothing sticks to him and nothing goes in. I am realistic enought to know if he fulfils his potential we will sell him for big money. However I am also optimistic that if he is successful, then so will be the Villa and we may get a chance to build around good players rather than just look to make a profit.
08/11/2012 15:48:00
Listen to the Voth - two goals is no basis to reach any conclusion, except that he's doing okay.
08/11/2012 15:43:00
Oh cmon lads give in to the world of over optimisum he is class, and ya know it ;)
08/11/2012 14:42:00
think yourselves lucky it's Benteke and not Heskey up front....
08/11/2012 14:21:00
It's important we stick with this kid and don't get impatient if/when he misses a few. I remember back to the days of He Who Walks On Water asking for patience with Savo Milosevic when he bought him as a 21 year-old. Unfortunately he never really fulfilled his potential at VP and us fans were not patient enough with him at times (the inexcusable spitting incident was the final straw). If we can show a tad more patience with big Christian I think he'll become a legend and (unfortunately) garner us a massive profit in 3-4 years time (if we can keep him that long!)....
08/11/2012 13:49:00
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