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Already Going The Extra Mile

1 August 2012

Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak has praised the decision for the Eagles to train in Spain, after their trip to Exeter was cut short due to poor weather conditions. 

Jedinak, speaking exclusively to Palace Player on the trip to Malaga said, “It has been good. We came on Sunday and we have had three good and reasonably tough training sessions. 

“I think all in all everyone has put in a fantastic effort. We have all come through them well and there has been great attitude shown by the lads.

“The heat is another thing you have to face. Saying that we are all professional enough. Some guys can take it and cope with it better than others.


“Obviously if you have played in these conditions before then you have a bit more understanding, but it still doesn't make it any easier. That's why you have to help each other through it and I think that's what we have been done these last few days."


The Australian, who signed for Palace last summer, believes that training in a different country can only help morale inside Dougie Freedman's squad.


“It's always good when you can get away from the usual working environment, where it's just solely yourselves with each other.


“We have some new faces, but the majority of us are from last year. It's always good to get that time away from training and spend some time together.”

The 27-year-old, who made 35 competitive appearances last season for Palace, is pleased to be back in the red and blue shirt once again after a stint representing his country over the summer.

“I had three games with Australia at the start of June, which took us to mid-June. We drew our two qualifiers and then lost in a friendly.


“It was a good experience and now I am really looking forward to knuckling down to what is ahead here at Palace. We have a busy schedule with the national team as well this year, so it will be an interesting season ahead."


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