Ivory Coast worldwide Wilfried Zaha believes Eberechi Eze’s objective for Crystal Palace in opposition to Southampton in Saturday’s 2-1 win at St Mary’s Stadium was a reward for his laborious work.
The Nigeria prospect introduced the golf equipment to degree phrases after Oriol Romeu had given the hosts a lead earlier than Zaha scored a late winner to make sure the guests grabbed most factors.
In a post-match interview, Zaha has defined why he was delighted to see the attacking midfielder get on the rating sheet.
“It felt like scoring, actually. I know how talented he is, I know how laborious he works. That objective was the icing on the cake, so I’m completely happy for him,” the previous Manchester United attacker mentioned as quoted by the Crystal palace web site.
“It’s a credit score to him as a result of if you’re injured randomly like that – as a result of it occurred out of the blue – it’s robust mentally. I see him day by day, he has his personal program he works on to get himself again to the place he is. That’s why seeing him rating that objective right now, I was very completely happy for him.”
The 29-year-old couldn’t disguise his satisfaction concerning the best way the crew performed and guaranteeing they went dwelling with all of the three factors.
“[The win] felt good. Obviously, we labored laborious right now. We made it a bit troublesome for ourselves however I’m glad we managed to get the three factors,” Zaha continued.
“I suppose you simply should have that about you. Obviously, the crew we now have, we now have to recollect that is the primary season of some gamers enjoying collectively. Things aren’t going to [always] work out, however right now confirmed we now have the character within the crew to beat some obstacles.”
Zaha additionally commented on coach Patrick Vieira’s choice to begin him on the bench and his angle after getting an opportunity to come back on.
“He makes the alternatives; clearly I’m simply spurring on the gamers. Today it was for me to come back on and do what I can and I labored laborious…”