Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Benteke 'Wowed' By Fans Support

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!

Christian Benteke Forum Thread.

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join Vital Villa

It's easy to REGISTER, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

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

Comments

0
Im a big fan of Big Bentekkers, he islike our new younger Carew but lasts for 90 minutes lol I really believe he can take us onto the next level over the next few years withsome help from creative midfielder added in January onwards just to help create him more chances, but yeah he is a good lad and its nice to read he is enjoying us as we him!!!
CLIVETHEVILLAN
07/11/2012 17:14:00
0
Do the business tekkers and stick with us and you'll never be forgotten..... See, some footballers are human after all.....
Pride of Lions
07/11/2012 17:17:00
0
He is good - but if we sell DB and CB gets injured we're *****ed unless we buy in another good forward with scoring credentials in January, which will cost, so we could end up selling Bent to cash in all of £5-6m. Which is why I think its a risk to sell Bent this season - we could sell him next summer still for reasonable money if he did well for the rest of this season, which he NEEDS to do for his WC ambitions. So perhaps this sell decision is not nailed on yet...maybe depends on how many points we have two months or so down the road.
malacaxeta
07/11/2012 20:03:00
0
Different class to our other forwards and worth 3 times what we paid for him. He's going to keep getting better (before he moves on :-( )
Villan444
07/11/2012 22:15:00
0
Mala, when is Bencht going to get the chance??? He's disproved himself enough times under this regime and hasn't been up to his normal standard since his injury!!!!!
Villan444
07/11/2012 23:17:00
0
Personally think we should all be buying 'Petrov 19' shirts. I like the look of Benteke, but not going to get carried away by a guy who has scored just 2 league goals and who missed easy chances against Spuds and Fulham that should have seen us 4 points better off and in the top half of the table. At the moment though he is equal top scorer in the League with Bent, but has had the benefit of being fully fit and starting more games. I think the talk of Bent leaving is madness. For years we have wanted a goal scorer, now we have one we may lose him!!! I can't think of any other mid to lower table club that can afford to be thinking of letting a proven 20 goal a season striker leave, especially one that has 3 or 4 more good years in him. The problem isn't Bent, it is a management failure to get the best out of a truly wondeful asset. Benteke has shown that give him the chances he occasionally gets a goal. Bent has proven that give him the chances and he will score bucket loads.
voiceoftheholte
08/11/2012 08:52:00
0
Cos Darren Bent has never missed a chance has he.........
cb_82
08/11/2012 09:35:00
0
I hate to agree with Voth because it will only go to his head but he's spot on this time.
OnMeHeadFred
08/11/2012 11:16:00
0
cb_82 you miss the point. All great strikers miss chances. Bent misses chances, Rooney misses chances (and penalties), Messi misses chances (and penalties), but Bent is proven at club and international level of consistently hitting the back of the net. He is the only player in our club with this PROVEN ability. played to his strengths he will score over 20 goals as season. At our current strike rate of 8 goals in 10 games as a team we will not score 30 goals this season. How foolish does that look when you have an asset that could get you 20 on his own???
voiceoftheholte
08/11/2012 13:24:00
0
Common sense from the VOTH.
koolbill
08/11/2012 13:36:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa's International Injury Update

Another tired and boring international break in the world of football, so here's an update from Bodymoor Heath on our walking wounded.

The Villa Times - 24/03/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

The latest Aston Villa news and views via the uno fish ial one...

Videos. Inside The Aston Villa Dressing Room

Hate international breaks, so hey, thought some of you might have missed these. Quite good fun some of them.

Villa Replicate Reading Offer

With Reading charging our fans (season ticket holders or members) only £20 for our trip to the Madejski Stadium earlier in the season, Villa have reciprocated the deal...

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

I have nothing to ask! I hate international breaks!
Suggested By: ;o)
Agree87%
Disagree8%
Whatever 5%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
2017 Australia GP - Race
Latest Vital Boxing News
Taylor v Joubert – Meadowbank, Scotland
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 2:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 23 2017 12:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear369
2.sirdennis294
3.Pride of Lions292
4.HeathfieldRoad1874254
5.JuanPabloAngel248
6.Sasquatch181
7.Silhillvilla168
8.Melon Donkey156
9.BodyButter140
10.DeanoVilla129
Vital Football Comment