Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke gives his opinion on his new chant

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Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke made a brilliant comeback performance against Crystal Palace in midweek.

Christian Benteke has given his approval to the new song being chanted by Aston Villa fans. 

The Claret and Blue supporters have shown their innovation by creating a superb new song for their Belgian striker. 

The chant, which has gone viral on the internet, is sung in the tune of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and Benteke has been impressed by the supporters' creativity.

"I really like the new song," he said to Villa's official site. "It's very original and I can't wait to hear the full version at Villa Park!"

"The fans are amazing. They always support me and the team at home and on the road."

The Villa supporters certainly gave Benteke a rousing rendition of his new chant in midweek, as he scored the goal which fired them to victory against Crystal Palace.

Paul Lambert's men have been struggling for wins of late, but Benteke's return to action helped them pose a greater attacking threat against the Eagles. 

The powerful front-man burst past three defenders before curling the ball into the bottom corner of the net, to showcase his talents. 

It has been this quality which has been missing from the Villa starting line-up recently, but they will be determined to improve now Benteke is back and leading the line. 

The Midlands outfit next take on Leicester City on Sunday, in what looks a crucial game for both side's seasons. 

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