Agbonlahor impressed with striking partner
Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor is confident his striking partner Christian Benteke will have a ‘big future’ for the Midlands club.
The Belgian international has hit the ground running in his short time at the club since he joined in the summer and helped take the Villans into the quarter finals of the Capital One Cup by scoring two goals.
Agbonlahor who scored Villa’s other goal against Swindon has been impressed with the 21-year-old.
“Christian gives us a different option and he can hold the ball up similar to when John Carew was here. He can also win a lot of aerial balls and he can finish as he showed at Swindon. It was world-class finishing,” he told the Argus.
“When you’ve got a striker like Christian who can finish the chances, it is a big boost. You know if he gets those sort of opportunities, he will put them away.”
Benteke was signed as a player who was lacking in Premier League experience but one that Paul Lambert had bought for his potential in this transition period for Villa.
“The good thing is he is only 21 and can get better and better,” Agbonlahor added.
“People were surprised when Christian first came here that he is 21 given his physical stature.
“He is still learning but game by game he will get better and better. He is still learning in training, is working hard and you can tell by his performances how good he is. He can have a big future.”