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Eagles star grateful for support of the Palace fans, and his team-mates
Christian Benteke thai sbo has spoken of how grateful he is for the support he has received from Crystal Palace fans this season.
The Eagles striker netted just his third goal of the season yesterday (Saturday) as Palace thrashed Leicester City 5-0, with the Belgian being given the responsibility from the penalty spot in injury time after he was fouled by Harry Maguire in the box.
As the former Aston Villa and Liverpool man readied himself for the spot kick, the Palace fans could be heard chanting his name, and Benteke was quick to thank the fans after the game.
“They [the fans] know I have been through a hard time – the first in my career since I have been in England – but they stick behind me and I am grateful for that,” he told
For Benteke, the goal was a relief after a difficult season in front of goal, which has seen him miss several good chances, including a last minute penalty against Bournemouth in December when he took the ball off of regular penalty taker Luka Milivojevic.
On this occasion, it was the Serbian midfielder handing him thai sbo the ball to take the spot kick, and Benteke also thanked his team-mate for his support, and for letting him have the opportunity to score.
“The first thing I did after the goal was to say thank you to Luka [Milivojevic] because he said did I want to take the kick, and obviously I said yes so thanks for letting me have the penalty.”
Meanwhile, the 27-year-old was full of praise for the performance of his team-mates on the day, with the Eagles brushing aside Leicester with ease.
And Benteke, who came on as a substitute for the closing stages, said he was impressed with what he saw from the bench. thai sbo