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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!

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


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!!!
07/11/2012 17:14:00
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
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.
07/11/2012 20:03:00
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 :-( )
07/11/2012 22:15:00
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!!!!!
07/11/2012 23:17:00
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.
08/11/2012 08:52:00
Cos Darren Bent has never missed a chance has he.........
08/11/2012 09:35:00
I hate to agree with Voth because it will only go to his head but he's spot on this time.
08/11/2012 11:16:00
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???
08/11/2012 13:24:00
Common sense from the VOTH.
08/11/2012 13:36:00
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