Cape Town - Crystal Palace striker
Christian Benteke says he is eager to get stuck into the new season and feels
ready to perform both physically and mentally.
The Belgian endured a difficult 2017/18
season which saw him score only three goals in 31 Premier League games, but he
is determined to improve when the new campaign kicks off on August 11.
"The first season I came (to Palace) I
wasn't involved that much but I was scoring goals. Last season I was more involved,
but I didn't score that much. So, it was a mix of feelings for me, I was part
of the game, but I couldn't score," Benteke told the club's official
"This year I am really looking forward
to this season because I have prepared myself to be good and to really, be me.
I have got myself ready physically and mentally.
"I am getting ready to adapt my type
of play with how the manager wants us to play. If we do it well then, we can be
a big threat, we showed that last season."
The Palace squad is currently in Sweden as
they prepare for a pre-season friendly against Helsingor on Thursday.
Benteke added: "It will be our first
game but as a striker I am looking to score. Especially for me, the season