Villa striker Benteke: I could be playing for DR Congo

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke admits he could be playing for DR Congo - but the FA never called him. Benteke is the latest Belgian to be lighting up the Premier League this season.

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke admits he could be playing for DR Congo - but the FA never called him.

Benteke is the latest Belgian to be lighting up the Premier League this season.

He said: “Do I feel Congolese or Belgian? I feel both — as I have dual-nationality I feel I belong to both countries. But it was not a difficult decision for me to choose Belgium.

“The Congolese FA never contacted me so it never became an issue.

“It hasn’t done me any harm however as I now believe I play in the most powerful football league in the world.”

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