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Norwich defender Bassong up for Benteke clash

Norwich City defender Sebastien Bassong says he's confident of winning his battle with Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.

Cameroon international Bassong is confident 22-goal Big Ben will not be striking again at Carrow Road.

Bassong said: "Benteke's a good player but there are a lot of good players in the Premier League.

"As a defender you play against great strikers week in, week out so Benteke is just another one I have to deal with.

"Benteke is a big man who has scored a lot of goals. He is good in the air and good with his feet.

"But if you want to be a top defender in this league you have to be able to play against all sorts of strikers."

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