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Taylor: Benjani Money Well Spent

Taylor: Benjani Money Well Spent

Matty Taylor has praised Benjani`s work ethic and describes his 4.1 million pound move to Portsmouth as money well spent.

'Benji works hard and it was nice to see him get a goal at Chelsea. As I first said towards the end of last season, everybody's now seeing it's money well spent on him.

'Benji is the most honest footballer you're going to meet. He's going to work for 90 minutes, he's popping up with goals and in him, Cole, Kanu and Lualua we have four very good forwards. He gives 110 per cent every game and you can't ask for anything more. The fans are seeing that now.

'Last season he was getting a bit of unfair press I thought, people were maybe not talking so highly of him whereas on the training pitch he has been fantastic. I'm glad for him this season, I'm pleased he's got himself on the scoresheet a lot more this year. There'll be more goals to come.

'If you keep working hard and putting yourself in the correct places it's going to come for you every now and then. He put his goal away nicely against Chelsea and I'm sure that will continue.'

'I don't think I've played with a striker who works so hard. You ask John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho if they have been in a game and they'll tell you.

'But he's not the only one who works tirelessly for the cause. We've got 11 people who have undoubted ability on the pitch, but obviously that's not all you need. You need to make sure with that ability you are going to work hard and we've got that in abundance.'


Benjani is likely to get an opportunity to score again tonight as Pompey face Newcastle in the Carling Cup.


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Date:Wednesday October 25 2006
Time: 6:59PM

Comments

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don't know about 4.1 million lol but he is getting better, needs to be more assure round goal though
lmatthews
25/10/2006 19:06:00
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GREAT ASSET, MAY NOT GET 20 A SEASON, BUT RUNS DEFENCES RAGGED OPENING DOORS FOR OTHERS
paultsmouth
25/10/2006 20:12:00
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His work rate is 2nd to none. Benji just doesn't know when to stop running. While defenders are watching him that makes space for other to run in to.
nelson
25/10/2006 20:21:00
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I think the guy is great and always liked him. Can still see him getting 10-15 goals at least dispite his misses in front of goal...
pompeyrug
26/10/2006 00:36:00
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worth every penny in my opinion, could've paid a lot more for a striker who contributes nothing in a barren spell. With Benji he's still worth a place in the team when he's not scoring because of his work ethic.
Steve C
26/10/2006 10:17:00
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Prefer him to 8mil Anelka defo.
Lysimachus
26/10/2006 19:38:00
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I like Benjani 'cause he causes defences trouble, helps create chances and trys and tackles defenders - he puts pressure on, rather than waiting for 1 or 2 scoring chances ! Go Benjani Wooooo Woooo!
StuartM
26/10/2006 20:13:00
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Can't disagree with all of the above....but I do wish he would make more of his own personal hits at goal.
pompeygray
28/10/2006 03:20:00
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Never stops running, causes defences nothing but grief, great team player but needs to score more. Can't carry him all season.
storagematt
29/10/2006 12:34:00
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