But, against Wales on Friday night (Belgium lost 1-0 to the Welsh thanks to who else but Gareth Bale scoring the winner), Villa supporters seemed delighted on Twitter by Benteke's performance - because it was a bad one.
Some may have simply taken delight in the 24-year-old tripping up on the international stage, just as he seemed to do in the FA Cup final.
But there were good intentions behind the criticism of plenty of Aston Villa fans, simply because Benteke's current form might just see potential suitors put off him!
Indeed, every bad performance in the current climate could end up edging the Villa striker ever closer to a contract renewal with Tim Sherwood's men, instead of signing for a Premier League rival. And, against Wales, Benteke far from delivered for Belgium.
Here, then, is what some critical and some hopeful Aston Villa supporters made of the 24-year-old's display on Friday night on Twitter!
Well based on Wales beating Belgium, Benteke isn't the answer to everyone's prayers and hopefully he'll sign a new contract at #avfc— Sabey (@Sabey78) June 12, 2015
I think the constant nagging transfer speculation around Benteke has really affected him. Looks completely out of sorts tonight. #avfc— Jonathan Parker (@Corscombe_Villa) June 12, 2015
Doubt anybody will bid for Benteke based on his last two performances. Poor. #avfc— Jacko (@Jacko__10) June 12, 2015