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Freedman: Tremendous Week's Work

6 October 2012

Following two further goals to add to his midweek efforts Wilfried Zaha was the subject of conversation at the after match press conference and Dougie Freedman was the first to say that he is a player who can make the step up. 

"Wilfried Zaha has decided this year that he is going to commit himself to football and I think that he understands you have to do that it you want to play football at the very highest level, he is certainly a young man who has got huge potential and hopefully he can fulfil that.

"I think this is the place to fulfil it because he is expressing his talent week in, week out in front of a very good crowd. The young man will mature under that and his game understanding will get better.

"I have seen him play better than today but I have very high standards with Wilfried, as I have with a lot of players.

This victory takes the side into an international break on the back of a great unbeaten run. 

"Overall I am very, very happy because it has been a tremendous week's work. There was a great physical effort put into the three games that we won and they were three different games we've had to play.

"Today was always going to be difficult for us. They were not going to come here and lie down."

Once again his side had to come from behind but Freedman believed that the spirit of his squad showed its worth.

"I felt they scored two goals against the run of play that put us on the backfoot, but I felt the response from the lads, the spirit we've got in the dressing room and that little bit of quality up top won us the game."

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