Benteke scored twice against Norwich  (©GettyImages)
Benteke scored twice against Norwich (©GettyImages).

Aston Villa star wants strong finish

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Christian Benteke is hopeful that Aston Villa can finish the season on a high and he is confident his goals can help the Premier League club.

The Belgian international has struggled to replicate the form that saw him score 19 goals in his first season at Villa Park last year.

Though he's 10 goals short of that tally at the moment, the striker is confident that he can score vital goals for Paul Lambert's side as they aim to finish the season strongly.

"I just try to help the team and if I can score every game it's good," he was quoted as saying in the Daily Star. "We have to treat these 10 games like cup finals. We have to do everything to produce 10 good performances and we'll see where it leaves us.

"But the most important thing for me is the team and to try and win every game."

With Villa currently sitting in 11th in the league, they've struggled for consistency this season but will hope to continue their recent form following their 4-1 victory over Norwich City, a game that Beneteke notched a brace.

With the World Cup set to kick-off in June, the 23-year-old has insisted that his priority is Villa but he has admitted his excitement for the tournament in Brazil.

"I've been away with Belgium playing Ivory Coast and it got me in the mood for it," he added.

"It's going to be a great experience and we've got to be ready for that. We still have a few games to go and we have to see what happens.

"I'm not thinking about the World Cup just now. My focus is on Villa first. I want to finish the season well and after that we will see what happens.

"Coming back after international duty and you can see in training that the confidence of the lads is high. Now I'm hoping we can bring this confidence into the game with Chelsea."

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