Christian Benteke: How to become an 18-yard box bully

Hi Christian, which strikers did you look up to the most when you were a kid? 

Thierry Henry. My other heroes were Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho, but the best was Henry. He had a particular way of scoring his goals. He was a gentleman, on and off the pitch. He is always spoken of as an Arsenal player, but he also played for Barcelona, Juventus and Monaco. He was a winner everywhere he went. In the modern game, I like Luis Suarez, Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema - they are killers in front of goal.

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Samindra Kunti

A journalist from Leuven, Belgium, Sam Kunti writes for Josimar, The Blizzard, Ekstra Bladet and Forbes, and contributes to BBC Persian. He has reported extensively on labour abuses in Qatar. Sam is the author of ‘Brazil 1970: How the Greatest Team of All Time Won the World Cup’, a book that explores the sporting merits and historical backdrop of that victory. It was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Sports Book Awards 2023.