Next Game

B'mouth v A Villa

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Last Game

A Villa 0 - 0 Braga

Friday, 17 July 2015, 18:30

Friendly Match

Benteke happy with season

Aston Villa star Christian Benteke insists he is happy with how his season is going and he believes more goals will soon be arriving.

Last Updated: 15/02/14 at 14:36 Post Comment

Christian Benteke: Happy with campaign

Christian Benteke: Happy with campaign

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Benteke was one of the real stars of the Premier League last term, scoring 19 goals in what was his maiden campaign.

This year the 23-year-old has found goals harder to come by but he still has seven to his name.

"I never imagined I would have such a good season and I'm happy with what I did, although I knew there would be some tough times," Benteke told the Birmingham Mail.

"That happened this season when I was injured and when I didn't score for a long time. But now I'm feeling better, which is good both for me and for the team.

"I started this season well but my hip injury at Norwich was hard to take because it was the first one I'd had for a long time.

"I didn't know how to react and I tried to come back too quickly. But the manager told me to go back to Belgium, work on it and come back fit. Then I injured my knee, which obviously didn't help.

"But I'm fit now and playing well.

"I want to help the team to try and get three points in every game and if I can score a few more goals that would be great

"If I can help the guy next to me to score I'm happy.

''We're all looking for the same thing - three points."

Benteke has confirmed he is taking extra time to practice his penalties, after missing two this season.

"Sometimes players have to take responsibility and I felt confident enough to do it. I will always take a penalty," he said.

"Sometimes I might make a mistake, but the more I take the better I will get. It's the same in open play. If I miss a chance I don't think about giving the ball away to avoid missing again. I just think about putting things right.

"I want to say thanks to Brad Guzan because after each training session I practice taking penalties against him.

"When I took the one against West Brom I put the scenario in my head as if I was training and I tried to do the same.

"I had worked on that one with Guzan but I also practise other types of penalties. I'm not going to say what the next one will be like. We'll see when the moment arrives."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's a bloody good goal, though. Sh!t, the kid's gonna be the worlds best before we know it, isn't he? He's got the touch of genius in him. Like Neymar, but with muscles and stuff. He's doing a Ronaldo as we watch. He's bulked up to be able to ride the tackles, but he's improved technically as well. His touch is sublime. Bugger.

HarryBoulton
WATCH: Hazard's stunning goal

A

hhh, Jose arguing with another managers wife, clearest sign yet that we are going mental during the close season. I am rocking back and forth on my haunches.

hump3.
Jose hits back at Rafa's wife

I

t's only a matter of time before one of them throws in a yo mamma

lee
Jose hits back at Rafa's wife

Footer 365

Chelsea fail with £25m bid for Everton's John Stones

Everton have rejected an improved bid of £25m from Chelsea for centre-half John Stones, according to Sky sources.

Jose: 'Cabaye move makes PL harder'

Jose Mourinho claims the transfer of players like Yohan Cabaye to mid-table clubs makes the PL "very, very hard" to win.

Real reopen talks over £28m De Gea deal

Real Madrid have reportedly reopened negotiations with Manchester United over David de Gea and may complete a deal in the coming days.

Mail Box

Mails: This Is My Perfect Moment

Lots of Mailboxers channel their inner Martine McCutcheon to bring you their perfect footballing moments. Plus thoughts on Blatter, names, and Chelsea worries...

Mails: Let's Talk About Jose's Failures...

We don't talk about them because Chelsea won the title...but imagine if LVG or Brendan Rodgers had signed Juan Cuadrado. Plus, a trawl through the squads...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company