By Amir Mir
Christian Benteke has vowed to continue his recent surging form when Crystal Palace host West Ham on Saturday afternoon.
The Belgium international netted a hat-trick on Monday night in the 6-0 thumping of Gibraltar, including the fastest ever World Cup qualifying goal of 8.1 seconds.
The 25-year-old will take to the field at Selhurst Park at the weekend to welcome Slaven Bilic’s struggling Hammers side.
After his record-breaking feat for his country, Benteke now wants to continue his fine form for Alan Pardew’s men.
“The last few weeks I feel good and that is what you see on the field,” said Benteke, as quoted by the Mirror. “I want to hold this form at my club.”
The former Aston Villa forward moved to Palace from Liverpool during the summer transfer window for a fee of £30 million.
Benteke has been in majestic form for club and country in recent weeks netting six goals in five appearances.
On the domestic front the Belgian has scored three goals in five appearances for Palace, since his big money move from the Merseysiders.
By contrast Bilic’s men have disappointed this term, scoring just eight goals and conceding a mammoth 17 in seven games, as they sit in the relegation zone with four points.
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