Benteke committed to Villa over fears of being big club flop
The 22-year-old wasn't prepared to risk blowing his hopes of going to next year's World Cup with Belgium by struggling to settle somewhere else.
"That can happen. I don't know why it is.
"You still had the same ability when you left the club but for some reason some things don't work out.
"All I could do is put him on the right path and tell him experiences of what people have gone through."