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Pardew: Zaha Will Learn From Suspension

5 December 2015


Wilfried Zaha will miss Monday's trip to Everton through suspension, after picking up a fifth booking of the season against Newcastle United last Saturday. The winger was cautioned for simulation in the hammering of the Magpies and will be a big miss for the Eagles at Goodison Park.

However, despite Alan Pardew revealing that he has spoken to the 23-year-old about his conduct, the manager feels Zaha will learn from the suspension and improve his game as a result.

"Definitely at Leicester he should have had a penalty, but Saturday was a dive," said Pardew, in reference to another booking Zaha has received this term. "He's paid the price, he can't play this week and now his place is in jeopardy, because if someone comes in and does a great job then he might not get back in the side. So he'll learn that lesson.

"He's not somebody that is renowned for diving and it's something that I personally discourage. I really don't like it in the game. 

"He's had my feelings on it and he'll learn from that experience. Remember this is a guy who has been having a great season for us. He's been instrumental in a lot of our victories, so I've been very, very pleased with him. It's just a tiny aspect of his game which he needs to correct."

You can watch Alan Pardew's full pre-match press conference for free HERE.

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