Benteke was signed for big money from Liverpool.
And he revealed to the club's website: "I remember my first conversation with him [Hodgson] it was in English. And then we were in training and I was talking at the time with Mama [Sakho], Bakary Sako and I think Wilfried Zaha.
"We were talking in French and then Roy came and he said in French: 'Be careful what you say because I understand French' and we were all shocked."
Benteke added: "I remember when I arrived that the season had already started. I think I arrived after the fifth game if I'm not wrong.
"I came without hiding, I came like a star because I came from Liverpool for a big amount of money so the expectation at the time was big."
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