Benteke comments on conflicted feelings following latest hat-trick

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Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has explained how he's been left with mixed feelings after his side's 3-3 draw last night.

Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke explained to the Birmingham Mail that he’s been left feeling conflicted after his hat-trick against QPR last night.

The Belgian was Villa’s main man as his side secured another point in their quest to avoid the drop down to the Championship at the end of the season.

“I was happy with the equalising goal. I was feeling good in my game. I wanted to try the free-kick because everything was positive for me on the night,” he said.

“Overall, it was mixed feelings about this game. I was disappointed about the result because we deserved more but I was very proud to score another hat trick at Villa Park.”

Despite the feelings of disappointment, which will linger around the side today, manager Tim Sherwood will likely stress the positives of the performance with Benteke being one of them.

He has to because the next two games are very difficult for the team; fixtures against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.

Spurs and City will be difficult sides for Villa to get the better of and they will take advantage if there are any elements of doubt or if a lack of confidence has started to creep into the team.

There are areas to work on such as the defence keeping a clean sheet, but it’s another point gained and Villa remain in a good position to stay up, which is vital for the club’s progression and development over the next few years.

Fingers crossed that Benteke can maintain his recent run of good form.

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