• Over 1000 in Free Bets
    Get Free Bets for Football!
    Take advantage of these amazing promotions while it lasts. Now you can bet with the finest bookmakers and get the best deal on the Net. [+]
  • Live Streaming Football
    As a Bet365 customer you can watch live streaming football, horse racing, tennis & hockey etc. Live betting available for all sports! [+]

Delaney: Benteke is not Messi, he needs service

Christian Benteke is not Lionel Messi and will need better service is he is to be a success at Crystal Palace, says Damien Delaney.

The Belgium international finalised his move to Selhurst Park from Liverpool on Saturday, and he could make his debut against Blackpool in the League Cup on Tuesday.

Benteke’s arrival provides a much-needed boost to Alan Pardew’s side after failing to score in either of their Premier League games so far.

However, Delaney has warned the striker is not going to solve their problems in front of goal unless they improve their build-up play.

“He’ll bring a presence,” said the Palace defender.

“He’s a handful and we’ve got Connor Wickham as well so we have two very good centre forwards. Now it’s time we stopped talking about things and started winning games.

“[But] we’re not signing Messi – he’s a good player but he’s not a player who is going to get the ball and make things happen.

“We have to get some ammunition for him and get some crosses in the box and give him a supply. 

“You can say we’re not scoring goals but we’re not creating a whole lot of chances which also comes back to the midfielders and defenders getting better service to the front players.”

Mon 22 Aug, 2016
RSS Feed
Buy Soccer Tickets Largest selection of premium soccer tickets for the Premier League, MLS, La Liga, Serie A, European Cups, World Cup etc. Click Here

Add your comment