Collymore: Benteke didn't look interested against Hull

Former Aston Villa forward Stan Collymore has suggested a challenge for the club's new boss is going to be motivating the players.

Former Aston Villa forward Stan Collymore claims Christian Benteke didn’t look interested against Hull City, in his column for BleacherReport.

Aston Villa fell to a disappointing defeat against the Tigers earlier this week, which resulted in Paul Lambert’s sacking.

Collymore has suggested that Lambert’s problem is that he couldn’t motivate his players, with Benteke used as an example.

“The motivation factor was the worry for me – Christian Benteke looked as if he wasn't interested, and when we brought Joe Cole on for the last 10 minutes, he looked to be Villa's liveliest player, which shouldn't be the case,” wrote Collymore.

The challenge for the new manager coming in, whenever that appointment comes, is getting the belief and confidence back into the players.

That can only partly be done by the coach because the best motivation for any side is to create a winning run and a winning mentality.

Collymore’s comments also suggest he feels the new boss coming in needs to try and help his players reconnect with the club.

Villa are by no means in a hopeless situation, as they’re on the same number of points as QPR who are outside the bottom three.

They have everything to fight for over the rest of the campaign and if the new manager gets the players motivated, they have every chance of pulling clear of danger and consolidating as a Premier League club.

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