Benteke not worried about pressure

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has backed himself to better his performances of last season and insists he can handle the pressure of expectation.

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.

– Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke speaking to the club's official website

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