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Souare: Pardew Encourages Hard Work

9 April 2015

Ahead of the weekend trip to Sunderland, recent arrival Pape Souare has been speaking about how he's adapting to life in England.

The left-back joined Palace at the end of the winter transfer window, leaving French Ligue 1 side Lille to sign for the Eagles.
He has quickly settled into life in the capital, learning English and getting to grips with Premier League football under manager Alan Pardew, who has faith in the 24-year-old's abilities and whom the defender has spoken highly of.

“I think he is a good manager, he is strong and has a never give up attitude," said Souare.


“His special quality is that he encourages us to work hard. He is understanding, my English is not very good but he knows that I will work hard.”


Souare has admitted that there are differences between English football and the French league, including one major one, but he feels he is able to adapt to the Premier League.

“I think it’s a new challenge for me [to come to England]," he said. “I think it is very different, because it is so physical in the Premier League. I think it’s much better here than France.

“Every player in France wants to come here and to have the chance to play [in England] is good for me and for my career.

“I wanted a club who will look after me and because they are in the Premier League and I think they will never go down, that’s why I came here. I wanted the chance to play in the Premier League."

The Senegal international, who featured as a late substitute in the home win over Manchester City on Monday, has conceded that the result may raise expectations ahead of Palace's upcoming fixtures.

“Anyone can beat anyone in the Premier League, but it is more difficult when you play away. 

"Expectations may be higher after we beat Manchester City on Monday.”


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