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Jedinak: Luck Isn't With Us

2 February 2016

There was no way back for Palace as a resilient Bournemouth side stood firm and protected their goal advantage after going ahead ten minutes into the second half.

Mile Jedinak played the full 90 minutes in a frustrating game which saw the home side unable to break through the Cherries' back-line, despite the Eagles dominating possession and having 14 shots on target. 

“Our luck isn’t with us at the minute, we started the game pretty well and did what was asked of us and were on the front foot. It felt like a good game with both teams going at it and we limited them to not too many opportunities and they seemed to have a couple of shots and they go in. That’s the way it works sometimes at this level, we understand that and we’re not going to dwell on it too much even though it’s disappointing, we’ve got to pick ourselves up and get ready for a tough encounter at Swansea on Saturday.”

It is now five Premier League defeats in a row for Palace, but the club captain believes there are enough experienced players within the group to pull the team out of their current dip in form.

“We’re professional footballers and we’ve got a lot of strong characters in that changing room. We’re not feeling the best at the minute but once you walk out of the stadium you’ve got to put it behind you and look forward to the next game and try and find a formula and solution that’s going to win us a football game. “

New signing Emmanuel Adebayor was getting ready to come on just as Bournemouth took the lead, but unfortunately for the striker his debut remained a goalless one. However Jedinak couldn’t fault the effort of the new recruit, and feels he’s settled in well despite only having a few training sessions under his belt.  

“Mani’s only been around for a few days but you can see he’s trying to adapt as quickly as possible and that’s what we need from him. We all know the quality he’s got, there’s no doubt about that, it was great to see him get some minutes today, and I’m sure he’ll be looking to increase that and hopefully with that comes goals and creating havoc as he does. We’re really happy to have him and we want to see Mani help us get up that table and more importantly get a victory in the coming days.”

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