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Bacuna says Benteke in good spirits at Villa

Aston Villa wing-back Leandro Bacuna says Christian Benteke is upbeat over his recovery from an Achilles injury.

Bacuna can't believe how positive the Belgian striker has been despite missing the World Cup and the back end of last season through injury.

"The time he got injured was just before the World Cup," Bacuna told the Birmingham Mail.

"I felt really, really bad for him.

"I saw him smiling and stuff and I said to him 'do you not feel it?'

"He said that God just taught him to be happy. That's also what his parents taught him.

"Everybody who gets a big injury before a World Cup would feel it because everyone has feelings.

"But he just tried to take the positive out of it and move on."

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