Christian Benteke may have scored on his Aston Villa debut and become an instant cult hero amongst Villa fans, but within a couple of weeks he was the fall guy as the boo-boys attacked Paul Lambert’s choice of playing him ahead of Darren Bent against Spurs, for the second consecutive game.
Benteke though answered his doubters during international week, nodding in a close range header in less that a week after missing a similar guilt-edged chance that proved to be the pivotal moment in Villa’s 2-0 loss away to Spurs.
Benteke’s second international goal helped Belgium secure an impressive 3-0 victory in Serbia, and further announced the arrival of Belgium’s mooted ‘Golden Generation’. The team that also includes the likes of Eden Hazard, Marouane Fellani , Vincent Kompany, Thomas Vermaelen, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas.
It’s a just shame for Villa, that the fixtures weren’t the other way round, so Benteke could have got his eye in during the international game and hit the back of the net against Spurs.
(In case you missed it, the Belgium inside track that Benteke is very much a work-in-progress )
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