Stronger defence key to Palace revival - Allardyce

Apr 15, 2017, 01:08
Stronger defence key to Palace revival - Allardyce

"If he is good enough, he will be in Bury's first-team long before he would have been in United's".

The Daily Mail report that Manchester City have asked to be "kept in the loop" regarding the possible summer departure of star winger Wilfried Zaha.

Tottenham were interested in Zaha last summer while Manchester City have also been linked with the Ivory Coast worldwide and Bolasie is convinced his former team-mate will go far.

During the week, Allardyce revealed that Zaha exiting the club was a possibility, but one he hoped would not come to fruition.

"Wilf, us and the clubs that want him will decide his future in the end".

With four points from his first eight games, Allardyce initially struggled to turn things around, but has now put his own stamp on Palace, having picked up five wins from last six games and kept four clean sheets in the process.

"My message was if we stop the goals going in we will get out of trouble". Because it is a rare talent.

Crystal Palace (10-4-17), meanwhile, are showing all the traits of a club who calls upon Sam Allardyce to save them from the prospects of relegation.

And discussing the rule, Parish said at the launch of the revamped Palace for Life Foundation: "At the moment you can't stop anyone from anywhere in the European Union coming and joining an academy, and Federation Internationale de Football Association rules are that you can't sign anyone from another country unless they are 18". Now you have got competition.

"Who knows [how much Zaha is worth]?" The Premier League has got bigger competition than ever before.

"So the euphoria and joy about beating one of the big six in the Premier League, for me there can be no aftermath like there was after Chelsea for us and a complete focus on Leicester tomorrow and try secure, if we possibly can, another three points".

Palace now sit 16th in the Premier League table, six points clear of the relegation places after a run of six wins from seven games, but Allardyce has warned his side not to get carried away. Our performances have to be to that level, so we get safe and can start preparing for next season.

"The more the Premier League grows the more hard it will become (for the England team to succeed, without change)".