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Jedinak "Very Happy" With 14/15 Season

11 June 2015


Captain Mile Jedinak has said he is "very, very happy" with how things went for Crystal Palace and his home country Australia during the 2014-15 season.

The skipper captained the Eagles to a tenth place finish in the Premier League, one spot above last season's eleventh and beating the points total by three, following a last day win at home to Swansea City.

With Australia, Jedinak became the first Palace player to score at a World Cup in the summer of 2014, converting a penalty against the Netherlands, before leading them to their first Asian Cup in January 2015.

"It wasn't too shabby, to say the least," laughed the 30-year-old, reflecting on his year.

"Asian Cup aside, I think what happened at this place during that time was incredible as well and it definitely made it that bit sweeter.

"It made my day to be honest, when I'd read the scores in the morning, Palace coming from behind and winning a couple of times, it was brilliant," he said, regarding the Eagles uplift in form following the appointment of Alan Pardew, whilst Jedinak as away with Australia.

"Full credit to everybody for the season. I think the playing group, the staff, the fans and the management can be very, very happy with what we've done this season."

Despite being half the world away for all of January, Jedinak said that as well as following Palace's progress, he was delighted by the number of Eagles fans he met during the Asian Cup.

"Time difference made it difficult [to feel the support from Palace fans], but it was great being out there and seeing so many Palace tops, it just shows where we are [as a club]. We were literally on the other side of the world and seeing the number of Palace supporters coming and congratulating me on the club's efforts was pretty surreal."

Jedinak also spoke about that incredible strike against Liverpool last November, which won the club's Goal of the Season award (and can be relived HERE), as well as picking his favourite moments from his time in SE25 so far.

The full video interview is available HERE.


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