Aston Villa boss backs Benteke to find top form again

Paul Lambert is backing his star striker to find his goalscoring touch once again.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has backed striker Christian Benteke to start scoring once again, reports the Daily Mail.

The Belgian forward has just two Premier League goals to his name since returning from a ruptured Achilles in October, an injury that saw him miss the World Cup.

He has since failed to find the form and goals that came so easily to him last year, with his team also struggling to hit the net alongside him. Both Benteke and Villa have failed to score in the league in 10 hours and 12 minutes, with the forward getting their last goal against Manchester United in December.

Now, his manager has revealed that they are watching videos in an attempt to go back to basics and help him find his goal scoring boots once again.

“He has looked at them himself, it's not something which has gone unnoticed by anyone,” said Lambert in the Daily Mail.

“I'm pretty sure he is probably getting advice from every quarter, I have spoken to him and I'm sure his parents, agent and all those sort of people have. If he can get back to the heights where he was before he can be unplayable.”

The Villa boss has also revealed that he was keen to sign another striker in the January transfer window to try and ease the burden on Benteke, with the likes of Gabriel Agbonlahor and Andreas Weimann failing to help in that department.

The former Norwich boss saw a deadline day move for Rickie Lambert fail when the striker decided to stay at Anfield, but was keen for the move to happen.

“If I bought another striker in the window I could play with two up front and take the spotlight off him,” he added.

“He knows himself things aren't going his way but the club, his team-mates and staff will try everything they can do to help him. We have to protect him as well and watch him. He will come back stronger, I have no doubt whatsoever.”

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