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Crystal Palace boss Hodgson hails Benteke form ahead of Spurs clash

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is delighted with the current form of Christian Benteke ahead of today's clash with Tottenham.

Last week, the Palace striker scored twice in the 5-1 victory over West Brom.

Speaking at his pre-Spurs press conference, he praised his striker's resilience, saying: "Him taking the chances as he did against West Bromwich Albion, that's all positive news.

"We've always known that Christian Benteke is a quality centre-forward with an awful lot of strings to his bow. It was great last Saturday that he was able to show the world that."

Benteke's double against West Brom helped Palace to their record away victory in the top-flight.

In response to questions over the Belgian's form, Hodgson said: “It's what he's doing now that matters, and what he's doing now in training led to me wanting to put him back in the team."


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