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Benteke's Potential Is Absolutely Frightening

Benteke's Potential Is Absolutely Frightening

After another monsterous performance from the big man Christian Benteke, Paul Lambert has waxed lyrical about how good this lad could actually be.

Speaking to the Official Site after ending the week on the perfect high, Lambert said of Benteke:

'I have seen that sort of thing all along. You run out of things to say about the big guy. He's unbelievable. He's 22 and he can be anything he wants. He's a top lad too which is important. His partnerships - whether it's with Andi, Darren, Gabby - it seems everyone likes playing alongside him. He's been sensational for us. There aren't many who can push him off the ball, that's for sure. He's got the potential to be one of the best. I don't want to put too much pressure on him but the potential for someone as young as that is an absolutely frightening thought.'

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday December 15 2012
Time: 7:32PM


I agree with Merlin...success is the key..if we continue to win nothing and challenge for nothing we'll lose our better players...but if we can break into the top four....that puts us in a much better position. If Benteke does eventually go...I trust Lambert and the current scouting team to find a few more i'm not overly worried.
17/12/2012 13:20:00
Nothing wrong with being realistic think if Bentke keeps going at his present rate a lot of clubs will sit up and take notice its the way things are. Lets hope PL can persuade the lad not to have his head turned I would also be worrying about a few others among our young team not least Clark and Baker. The key is success if they start winning together they will stay together not much point moving if you can do what you want were you are.
17/12/2012 11:19:00
If Benteke wants to go he'll go & if he wants to stay it depends on Lerner & co . That's the way it is
17/12/2012 09:36:00
Gibbo, I'm not the only realistic one around here saying that he'll move on IF we don't step up with both wages and fellow teammates. I admire PL, he's got the team playing well no matter who interchanges except Benteke. Fergie has done the same at Manure. Half their squad over the years has been average, BUT they'll always have a couple of World Class players to make the difference. The rest of the team are just good at following orders and obviously half decent but wouldn't get into a lot of teams. We have the start of this organisation. We just need a couple more players of top class. I can't think of another striker than RVP, Rooney and Aguero that I'd rather have than Benteke. Of course I'm glad that he's here but am going to be seriously *****ed off if he gets poached. We'd be an average team without him. There's nothing that we can do about it other than dedicate a few chants and sing his name and chant to Randy not to let him go by signing him up on a better deal ASAP.
16/12/2012 18:07:00
444, you make me laugh mate. You say Bent isnt good enough for us and doesnt do enough so you want rid, then you say Benteke does everything you want in a striker so hes too good for us and hes gonna be gone to. Who actually do u want in our team? Weve all got players we prefer but cant you for once just enjoy what weve got?
16/12/2012 17:55:00
Hope you're right Steve and its definitely the way forward but as others have said, there'll always be an oil rich club who will make them multi millionaires to keep their bench warm!!! Only 11 players can start so he'd be mad to move so soon and before he was guaranteed a place in the team. Long term though, can't see him hanging around.
16/12/2012 15:38:00
black_villian, what I said is that he's too good for us. Even Arsenal can't keep their players these days. He is good enough to earn top monies but only a few clubs will pay that. It's a shame but what I was trying to get at is that Lambert should be able to do the same with the next bloke and so on. He's as good an all round striker with all the potential. It's only Spurs that manage to blackmail their players and keep them at WHL on average wages for years.
16/12/2012 15:33:00
In all honesty i think Benteke would stay there seems to be something loyal about him and also PL has something about him that i think players want to stick around with him its clear we at villa are on the move and im sure the players can since that. As for Villa444 saying we are not good enough to keep a player then thats just an outrageous statement to say about your own club disappointed mate would expec that from you !
16/12/2012 14:54:00
Oh Jeez, here we go again with the 'we are a selling club now'. *Every* club is a selling club toro - from top to bottom they've *all* been forced to ship players out when other teams came in for them. It's the way of football these days.
16/12/2012 12:29:00
My thoughts to cropped, we are a selling club now, so not getting excited about our players because under Lerner, when they become an asset they're gone, which means when benteke improves as he will, he'll be gone.
16/12/2012 09:45:00
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