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Bassong relishing Benteke duel

Norwich defender Sebastien Bassong is looking forward to locking horns with Christian Benteke when Aston Villa visit Carrow Road on Saturday.

Last Updated: 04/05/13 at 14:34 Post Comment   

Bassong has overcome an ankle problem and will be given the task of keeping Belgian striker Benteke, fresh from his hat-trick in the 6-1 thumping of Sunderland on Monday, quiet.

He said: "Benteke is a good player. There are a lot of good players in the Premier League and week in, week out we play against one or two great strikers, so Benteke is another one we have to deal with.

"If you're going to be a good defender you are going to have to play against all types of strikers.

"Benteke is big, but he is good with his feet. (Luis) Suarez is shorter, but he is quicker. They all have different strengths and I have to adapt myself."

Norwich head into the game on 38 points and needing at least one more win from their final three games to ensure they do not get dragged further into the Premier League relegation scrap.

Bassong added: "As much as you want to improve, you have to be consistent and at some point we have to score and not concede goals.

"If we want to improve ourselves we have got to be more effective in the final third and in both ends of the pitch.

"That is something we've been working on all season and I think day by day we are going to get better."

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