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Christian Benteke: I'm at Crystal Palace to prove my quality

Christian Benteke is delighted to be off the mark for Crystal Palace.

Benteke opened his Palace account with a goal in their 2-1 win at Middlesbrough, and said manager Alan Pardew sold him on the club's style of play.

"I am very happy to be here and to have the chance to show myself again," Benteke told Sky Sports. "I am really looking forward to the new challenge.

"I have been in the Premier League for four years and, without wanting to sound arrogant, have been doing well. I want to show again what I can do because last year I didn't have the chance to do it all season.

"I knew the quality of the players here and I knew about the manager. It was an easy decision to take. In terms of style it's a good fit.

"I spoke with the manager (Pardew) a few times before the Euros, I gave him my word that if he did everything he could, I would do everything I could to come here."

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