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Crystal Palace striker Benteke: How Hodgson shocked me on first day

Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke has recalled how manager Roy Hodgson shocked him on his first day.

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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