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Michy Batshuayi: I'm not trusted at Crystal Palace

Michy Batshuayi doesn't feel trusted at Crystal Palace.

The Belgian striker admits that he prefers playing for his country as he doesn't feel Eagles boss Roy Hodgson has as much faith in him than international boss Roberto Martinez.

Batshuayi, who is on loan at Palace from Chelsea, said: "I get a breath of renewed energy when I come into the national team, because it's very hard for me at my club.

"The club and the national team are different. The coach, the team members and the system are different from that at Palace.

"With the Red Devils, I feel a lot of trust from the coach; trust that I do not get there (at Palace). With (Roberto) Martinez, we talk to each other a lot, even when I'm back at my club. I give 200 per cent not to disappoint him."

Palace face an uncertain future with both Hodgson and a number of players out of contract at the end of this season and winger Andros Townsend suggested a decision will be made on his future at the end of the campaign amid the financial uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

He told talkSPORT: "We've been told as players that they're going to make a decision on our futures towards the end of the season.

"We're gonna have to keep doing what we're doing and yeah that's it basically. We're contracted until July 1 so until then we'll give everything for the cause.

"It's difficult but unfortunately it is the times that we're living in. We're living in an era where clubs have obviously lost a lot of money from a lack of fans over the last 12 months."

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