Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke has revealed his self-serving trait towards strike partner Jordan Ayew.

Benteke has scored five goals so far – a massive improvement at this stage in the past three seasons in contrast to Ayew’s struggles this term.

Jordan Ayew has scored just once since the start of the season to underline a difficult campaign this term.

But Ayew’s strike partner Christian Benteke has revealed a change in attitude has accounted for his recent goal scoring prowess.

He told Palace’s website: “I am more selfish in what I want to achieve, being meaner to myself and constantly trying to better my capabilities. I try to be in the right place at the right time.

“As a striker, you need to play week in, week out. It is hard when you play one or two games then get put on the bench and then come back, as it is difficult to find your rhythm. To do that, I think you need to perform and make the task difficult for the manager.”

He added:  “[There is] competition with Jordan [Ayew] and Wilf [Zaha], so with Mateta being a new addition, it doesn’t change the way in which I challenge myself every game, every training session.

“It is something good as it gives me many options but at the same time you have to perform to maintain a stable place.”