Monday, 15 July 2013

Christian Benteke faces the chop from Paul Lambert

WANTAWAY Christian Benteke runs the risk of sitting on the bench all season if he upsets no-nonsense Paul Lambert.
Christian Benteke, Aston Villa, Paul lambert Christian Benteke runs the risk of being left on the bench all season
Former Villa striker Stan Collymore has warned the Belgium hitman he could also spoil his World Cup chances by lack of match action.

Benteke is a £25million target for Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs and the race for the forward's services will hot up after he handed in a transfer request last week.

But Collymore insists Villa are under no pressure to sell Benteke, 22, who was a £7m capture from Genk last summer.

Benteke is Belgium's main striker but Collymore says disciplinarian Lambert will not think twice about freezing him out.

Lambert showed his strength last season by leaving Darren Bent on the bench after a series of run-ins with the striker and a lack of game time could force Belgium boss Marc Wilmots to select Romelu Lukaku ahead of Benteke.
“There is a World Cup coming up next summer and Lambert has a track record that shows, if you cross him, he will leave you on the bench”
Stan Collymore
Collymore said: "There is a World Cup coming up next summer and Lambert has a track record that shows, if you cross him, he will leave you on the bench.

"Villa's financial outlay on Benteke isn't enough to stop Lambert saying, 'If you start messing us around we will be quite happy to leave you out'."
Lambert has shown his strong side when leaving Darren Bent on the bench after a series of arguments with the striker Lambert has shown his strong side when leaving Darren Bent on the bench after a series of arguments with the striker





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