Crystal Palace striker disappointed by World Cup exclusion

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Christian Benteke had expressed his disappointment after missing out on Belgium’s World Cup squad – but tweeted his support for his country in Russia.

The Crystal Palace striker had a woeful goal return last season in the Premier League.

And Benteke did not make Roberto Martinez’s 23-man squad.

Palace are ready to listen to offers for the 27-year-old frontman but his huge wages are likely to make moving him on difficult.

Benteke tweeted: “Dissapointed [sic] to have been left out of the squad going to the . I’ll keep working hard and come back stronger. Now let’s all get behind the and show them our support!”

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