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Gabby: Benteke one of the best

Gabriel Agbonlahor believes many of Aston Villa's Premier League rivals are casting envious looks at in-form striker Christian Benteke.

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Christian Benteke: Has impressed fellow forward Gabriel Agbonlahor

Christian Benteke: Has impressed fellow forward Gabriel Agbonlahor

Benteke joined from Genk in a £7m deal in the summer and his form has been one of the positives of a gloomy season with the striker netting 15 goals, including six in his last five appearances.

Agbonlahor has been impressed with how quickly Benteke found his feet in the Premier League and expects him to get even better.

"He's come into the league and no-one knew much about him. He's just adapted," he told the club's official website.

"Every aspect of his game is top quality. He works hard in training and look at the way he plays the game - his composure is excellent, he has presence as a big guy and he has quite a bit of pace.

"He's having a great first season in the Premier League and he's only going to get better for us with each successive season he's here.

"He's learning his trade here and he's enjoying his football. A lot of teams in the Premier League would love to have him in their side.

"He's going to get linked with the top clubs, especially because of his age. He's young. He's gifted in what he can do."

In terms of Benteke's future, Agbonlahor said: "He's still learning his trade here and enjoying his football so hopefully he stays here.

"We will have to wait until the end of the season to see what the club decides.

"It's not for anyone else to decide, it's going to be down to the club and what their plans are for him."

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e'll be fine, no problem. If they do get relegated, he's definitely going to ask how anyone could ever have thought that Villa were going to be fine given their problems before he came.

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toke though. Hmn. I don't think it was defending that made people dislike Stoke so much as the out and out cheating/nastiness they regularly displayed. That, and they kept buying the odd flair player and then ruining them (Oh! Tuncay, what were you thinking?).

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ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

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