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Benteke extra determined to help Villa break home duck

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Benteke extra determined to help Villa break home duck


Christian Benteke is determined to repay the Villa Park faithful after admitting Saturday's clash against Newcastle was a missed opportunity.

Benteke dragged Paul Lambert's team back in to the Magpies game with a headed equaliser to cancel out Hatem Ben Arfa's first-half effort.

But it took just five minutes for Yoan Gouffran to restore Newcastle's lead, meaning Villa will now have to wait a bit longer for their first home Barclays Premier League points of the campaign.

Benteke admits the squad must share responsibility for the defeat as a group.

And the Belgian striker is determined to repay the home supporters by helping the claret and blues break their home duck.

"We feel disappointed because we are still looking for our first points at home and we got the chances to take some points but in the end we still lost the game," said Benteke.

"The fans give me a lot of confidence and I try to give them something back but sometimes it is not easy, especially when you lose.

"It is nice to score but it is a shame for the team. It is about the team and I think we deserved more if you look at our second half. But we came back with zero points and it is a shame.

"When we win it is easy to play but when we lose everybody has to take responsibility."

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By @AVFCOfficial 16th September 2013
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