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World Cup dreams on hold as Benteke looks to fire Villa to safety

Christian Benteke is determined to again influence Aston Villa's results in the season run-in.

The Belgian striker fired Villa away from the relegation zone last season and is looking to do the same this term to ensure that the West Midlands club go further than six points from the bottom three.

Benteke has scored nine Premier League goals this campaign and is looking to produce many more in the final 10 matches before shifting his thoughts to the 2014 World Cup with Belgium.

"I just try to help the team and if I can score every game it's good," he told the Daily Star. "We have to treat these 10 games like cup finals.

"We have to do everything to produce 10 good performances and we'll see where it leaves us.

"But the most important thing for me is the team and to try and win every game."

He added: "I'm not thinking about the World Cup just now. My focus is on Villa first. I want to finish the season well and after that we will see what happens.

"Coming back after international duty and you can see in training that the confidence of the lads is high. Now I'm hoping we can bring this confidence into the game with Chelsea (on Saturday)."

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