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Benteke reveals inspiration behind 'Silencer' celebration

22 February 2020

Christian Benteke has revealed that basketball player LeBron James has "inspired" him and that he models his 'Silencer' celebration on the well-known gesture made famous by the iconic American.

In an interview with Premier League Productions, Benteke also revealed several of his Premier League 'bests', including:

Best Premier League goal: "Probably against [Manchester] United with Liverpool because it was one of the biggest derbies in the world so it was a nice feeling to score against United."

Best Premier League match: "Against Sunderland when I was at Villa; my first hat-trick."

Best celebration: "Now, when I do the 'Silencer' celebration. It’s just because I’m a big fan of LeBron James, he inspired me a lot so I’m trying to do the same as him."

Best Premier League teammate: "Eden Hazard."

Best Premier League opponent: "Kevin De Bruyne."

Best career achievement: "To be able to play in my dream league, to be able to play English football for years. I’m blessed to be able to play and enjoy."

You can watch the full interview with Christian by heading over to Palace TV now! You can also enjoy this video in the official app, which you can download here.

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