Villa Park

Next Game

A Villa v Leyton Or

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 19:45

Capital One Cup Second Round

Villa Park

Last Game

A Villa 0 - 0 Newcastle

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Benteke prefers the quiet life

Aston Villa star Christian Benteke has revealed that whilst he may be making a name for himself on the field he is more than happy with the quiet life.

Last Updated: 14/09/13 at 12:39 Post Comment

Christian Benteke: Is this season's joint top goalscorer in the Premier Leag

Christian Benteke: Is this season's joint top goalscorer in the Premier Leag

Benteke scored 23 Premier League goals last season after a £7million move to Villa Park from Belgian side Genk.

The striker's impressive form led to expected interest from some of the country's biggest sides, with Benteke handing in an early summer transfer request to manager Paul Lambert.

However, after a change of heart the Belgian has now committed his immediate future to Villa, and has already scored four goals in as many games this season.

Despite making headlines during the past year for both his goalscoring and potential future, Benteke insists that away from the game he prefers to stay out of the limelight.

"Away from the pitch, it is a different story," Benteke told the Daily Star.

"I am a bit shy and I don't like to go out much.

"On the pitch it is completely different because that is my job. When I am out there I have to be more aggressive but that's not me as a person."

Benteke, currently joint top scorer in the Premier League with Daniel Sturridge and Olivier Giroud, will hope to fire Villa to home win against Newcastle this weekend.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Crystal Palace to name their new manager in the next few hours

Steve Clarke has been ruled out as a candidate to take charge of Crystal Palace, who are set to name their new manager.

Manchester United signing Angel di Maria claims he was forced out of Real Madrid

Manchester United signing Angel di Maria has claimed he never wanted to leave Real Madrid.

Transfer news: Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby interests Hamburg

Hamburg director Dietmar Beiersdorfer has confirmed the club’s interest in Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby.

Mail Box

Well, This Isn't Going That Well Is It?

Plenty of fall out from Manchester United's shambolic 4-0 League Cup defeat, plus thoughts on Van Persie, Arsenal strikers, Benik Afobe, Celtic and Astroturf...

Not Getting Carried Away On Spurs... But

A couple of Spurs fans have broken rank to admit that they are bloody excited about things down the Lane. Plus Glen Johnson, Arsene on strikers and Moreno...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property