Townsend defends Benteke after goal drought

first_imgCrystal Palace winger Andros Townsend has risen to the defence of his misfiring teammate Christian BentekeThe Belgian forward was signed by Palace in 2016 for a club record fee of £30m from Liverpool.But Benteke hasn’t scored for the Eagles since April’s 5-0 thrashing of Leicester City.The 27-year-old also hasn’t managed an away goal since January and finished with only three Premier League goals last campaign.However, Benteke remains a regular at Selhurst Park under manager Roy Hodgson and Townsend believes there is a lot more to his teammate than what the stats suggest.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“People focus on his goal record but he has offered a lot and played very well again,” Townsend told the Evening Standard.“With strikers, people tend to forget about the performance if they don’t score but Christian was good on Sunday and I’m sure he’ll be good again on Saturday.“It was a frustrating day for everyone. Christian played very well again. He had a chance [with a header from Townsend’s cross] but the goalkeeper made a great save.“He worked hard, he won a lot of headers, running the channel and causing all sorts of problems.”Benteke has scored a total of 20 goals in 73 appearances in all competitions for Palace.last_img

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