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Crystal Palace striker Sorloth tells Hodgson: I'll be better with Benteke!

Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth believes he'll start justifying his price-tag once he is used as a central striker.

The Norwegian, who arrived from FC Midtjylland for £8.8 million last month, has made two appearances as a left winger for the Eagles, one of which came in Sunday's 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur.

"I am prefer to play as a striker, of course," said the 22-year-old.

"But if the manager says I'm going to play left wing, then I am going to do my best there. It was a little special facing Tottenham, who are really good at keeping possession.

"I was unable to get in the box that much but I can tell I'm going to be involved a lot more in the offence and I will do better. The Premier League generally has more pace in than I am used to, and more athletes in this league

"So you have to be more on your toes, but I feel like I have settled in well. With so many players injured, there are both sides to consider.

"I get to play more, but if we had the starting XI from day one in the league then I would not have got my debut yet.

"Of course, we want to get our injured players back again and get them playing."

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