Lambert wants more from Benteke

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has hailed striker Christian Benteke as a world-class player, but one that is still far from the finished article.

I think if he does over the second half of this season what he did last season then we're talking about having an absolute world-class player on our hands.

This season was always going to be hard for him. He's only been in Britain for a year and a half, and I think people forget that, and they forget his age as well.

He's got the ability to be a top, top player, but he's still a long, long way to go before he hits the heights of his career.

His two goals were fantastic though.

– Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert