Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has defended Christian Benteke's attitude during his goalscoring drought.
Lambert has rejected suggestions that Bentekeâ€™s goal drought is because he has become complacent and is not trying after signing a bumper new contract in the summer.
"It makes me laugh when people say about body language,â€ť Lambert told the Birmingham Mail.
â€śHow do you read somebodyâ€™s body language â€“ does somebody go to the game and just study somebodyâ€™s movement?
â€śHeâ€™s having a little bit of a time where heâ€™s not scoring and not playing as well as he has done.
â€śI donâ€™t think anybody goes into a game and doesnâ€™t try. There are times where you try too hard and things go absolutely wrong for you. I know that from my own playing experience.
â€śIt happens to every player alive. You go through spells where you donâ€™t perform. Itâ€™s impossible not to. If somebody could show me one player whose performances never drop below the height of greatness then Iâ€™d love to see it.
â€śIf you fall below that with just a blip it can be magnified into heâ€™s having an absolute nightmare.â€ť
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