Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke has claimed that he does not feel threatened by the arrival of his compatriot Michy Batshuayi.
Palace completed the signing of Batshuayi on loan from Chelsea on deadline day, with Roy Hodgson keen to add goals to his side.
Benteke started for Palace in their 2-0 win over Fulham at the weekend, although he was not able to find the back of the net.
The Belgian striker has not scored a single goal this season, with his last strike coming in April of last year – from the penalty spot.
Speaking to The Daily Mail, Benteke said this:
Now my body is free and I am fit again, so I have no excuse. I am feeling great.
I enjoyed myself, but it has just been about waiting (for my chance) because I have worked so hard to be back out there. I was just a little bit anxious about my body because obviously I didn’t play for a long time.
I wouldn’t say (I feel threatened by Batshuayi’s arrival) because we have probably been lacking in goals. At the same time we are in the Premier League so you have to accept everything. The gaffer (Roy Hodgson) and the chairman (Steve Parish) want us to not be where we are now but even higher.
Batshuayi came off the bench to make his debut, although he was unable to cap it off with a goal.