Search

West Ham ace relishing Benteke battle and says Aston Villa deserve respect

11:06 10 February 2013

West Ham United

West Ham United's Winston Reid celebrates after scoring his sides second goal against Millwall.

EMPICS Sport

West Ham defender Winston Reid is wary of the threat that Aston Villa can pose his side, despite their lowly position.

The Midlands club are in the relegation zone after a poor run of form and threw away a 3-1 lead at Everton last weekend in the closing stages.

Despite their weaknesses, especially at set-pieces, Reid is taking nothing for granted.

“They are still a good side and we have to give them a lot of respect,” Reid told the club’s official site.

“We’ll go there with a gameplan and hopefully bring some points home.”

Christian Benteke is Villa’s dangerman and the 22-year-old has scored 14 goals in all competitions this campaign.

“I think he is a good striker and he has scored quite a few goals already in his first year in England,” Reid admitted.

“We have to give him respect but we relish the opportunity as defenders to make sure they don’t score.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

3 minutes ago
Christian McNeish (left) with fellow gold medalist Jade Jones at the Turkey Open (pic: GB Taekwondo)

Taekwondo teen targetting more medals

London
Yesterday, 12:37
New Leyton Orient loan signing Luke O'Neill (left) in action for Burnley against Watford in the Championship last season (pic: Andrew Matthews/PA)

Burnley defender to join Brisbane Road ranks

Fabio Liverani
Yesterday, 12:21
This season Noble is again showing his worth  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Mark Noble is a true legend at West Ham and the boyhood Hammers has extended his stay at Upton Park for another five years. Here is a gallery of his time at West Ham so far.

Mark Noble
Yesterday, 11:30
Bethnal Green's Greg Wootton will compete on a big night of Muay Thai action later this year

KO Gym fighter in good form after shock victory in November against multi-weight World Muay Thai champion

United Kingdom

Most read sport

The Press Association’s education correspondent discusses Labour’s tuition fee plans

Clarkson doesn’t think Top Gear is for “for people who wear pink ties”. We fear he may be limiting his audience.

A girl from south Manchester fell ill after taking a tablet thought to contain ecstasy

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder