The Belgium star is decided to maintain his place as The Eagles main striker within the Premier League
Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke reveals he pushes himself to the restrict every time in his bid to beat off competitors from teammate Jordan Ayew.
They two males, along with on-loan Chelsea star Michy Batshuayi, Cote d’Ivoire ace Wilfried Zaha and new Palace signing Jean Philippe Mateta, are in a fierce competitors for the primary group placing spot at Selhurst Park.
Benteke seems to be dwelling his dream as he has been rewarded with a beginning place within the membership’s video games in latest instances.
“[There is] competitors with Jordan [Ayew] and Wilf [Zaha], so with Mateta being a brand new addition, it doesn’t change the best way during which I problem myself each sport, each coaching session,” the previous Liverpool striker, who has 5 Premier League targets to his title to date this time period, informed Palace’s official web site.
“It’s one thing good because it provides me many choices however on the similar time, it’s a must to carry out to take care of a steady place.
“I believe [our aim is] to complete as excessive as we are able to as a result of we’ve bought the expertise, we’ve bought the group, we’ve bought the expertise and we’ve bought the gamers.
“So now, it’s as much as us. [Personally], I need us to complete robust and to attempt to do my greatest, presumably go to the Euros with the Belgium group.”
Ayew has lately misplaced his position as Palace’s first-choice striker however needs to be pleased with being supplied a spot within the beginning XI on the wings.
It has not been the very best of seasons for the Ghana star who has to date netted simply as soon as in 25 league appearances involving 18 begins to date.
His solitary strike got here in a 4-1 win over Leeds United in November.
Final season, the 29-year-old registered 9 targets in 37 Premier League outings for The Eagles.
His haul noticed him end the time period because the membership’s prime scorer and adjudged the Most Worthwhile Participant.
Regardless of his struggles in entrance of objective this season, the previous Marseille man is anticipated to be named in Ghana’s squad for the upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations video games towards South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe on March 25 and 28 respectively.