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Villa striker Benteke determined to improve penalty taking

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke hopes to improve his record from the spot.

Benteke has confirmed he is taking extra time to practice his penalties, after missing two this season.

"Sometimes players have to take responsibility and I felt confident enough to do it. I will always take a penalty," he told the Birmingham Mail.

"Sometimes I might make a mistake, but the more I take the better I will get. It's the same in open play. If I miss a chance I don't think about giving the ball away to avoid missing again. I just think about putting things right.

"I want to say thanks to Brad Guzan because after each training session I practice taking penalties against him.

"When I took the one against West Brom I put the scenario in my head as if I was training and I tried to do the same.

"I had worked on that one with Guzan but I also practise other types of penalties. I'm not going to say what the next one will be like. We'll see when the moment arrives."

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