Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has backed himself to better his performances of last season and insists he can handle the pressure of expectation.
– Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke speaking to the club's official website
As a striker, a lot of people are waiting for me. The fans are waiting for me. So the pressure is going to be bigger around me but this is football and I accept that.
I can take that. I am young. I am confident. This is part of football. You have to be able to handle this pressure. This is the life I have chosen so I am happy to take this on. I love it.
We have quality in the team. We have to try to do better. That's our aim.
It was maybe a tough beginning last season but we finished well, so why not do something good this season.