Crystal Palace had a few noticeable names in their U23 side which faced Wolves on Monday. Christian Benteke was one of them, and a lot of the fan base are raving over a great goal that he scored in the fixture.
The Belgian capped off a beautiful counter attack with a curling strike from outside the box, and this is exactly what the player needed to give him some much-needed confidence.
The 29 year-old scored 17 goals in his first season for the Eagles (Transfermarkt), but has struggled ever since and only managed six goals in the following three campaigns.
He has received a lot of praise when playing to his full potential, notably from former Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert, who said: “Benteke has been colossal for us, he’s been unplayable in certain games.”
With Wilfried Zaha’s great form and the arrival on Michy Batshuayi on loan, Benteke has not had a lot of chances to impress this season, so performances like the one in the U23 game are vital if he wants to prove he can have a future at the club.
Here is how Crystal Palace fans have reacted to Benteke’s goal:
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) October 26, 2020
Great save and great goal. Oosh
— Snippysnipskin (@Snippy_Snipskin) October 26, 2020
Benteke scored!!! Wow. 🦅
— Real talkings (@TalkingsReal) October 26, 2020
Prime Benteke is back 💪
— Matt Hall (@mattyhally89) October 26, 2020
No stop that🤤
— HB🦅 (@CPFC_Harv) October 26, 2020
Still got it….https://t.co/EkTDF9wXxH
— Pride of South London Fan TV (@Alitheeagle1) October 26, 2020
— . (@55Henn) October 26, 2020
In other Palace related news, Hodgson recently provided an injury update on one defender. Have a read when they will return here!
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