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Newboy Bacuna: Strike ace Benteke is hungry for goals

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Newboy Bacuna: Strike ace Benteke is hungry for goals


Classy newboy Leandro Bacuna has hailed the finishing skills of Christian Benteke, saying the hat-trick hero is hungry for more goals this season.

Benteke bagged 19 Barclays Premier League goals in an epic first season in the top-flight and Bacuna says the star striker is eager to start up where he left off, as illustrated with his treble against Crewe on Friday.

Bacuna also spoke at the confidence Benteke gives widemen who bang balls into the box for him.

Villa's new No.7 insists Benteke only has to get a whiff of a good chance to finish it off, making the life of a winger far easier.

Bacuna has also been impressed with Benteke as a person, saying he's friendly and funny.

He said: "The fans are delighted that Christian has signed a new deal and so are the players.

"We are really pleased, of course, because he's a really, really good striker. We need him.

"He's big, strong, a good finisher, a good provider of chances, he has good touches, it was important he stayed.

"Christian is a good player and a good person too. He's a great guy.

"He wants to learn and improve. He wants to show what he can do again after how well he did last season.

"He's striving to be better. He's a great guy to play with.

"As someone who wants to create chances, it's great to have him there. He's so hungry for goals.

"Also he's just a normal guy off the field, very friendly."

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By @AVFCOfficial 28th July 2013
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