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Cabaye: Score Is Not A Fair Reflection

22 October 2016

Even though Yohan Cabaye scored a late consolation goal he still felt that the score didn’t do the Palace performance justice after their visit to the home of the Champions, Leicester City.  

“In some stages of the game we played well but it was disappointing to concede the goal just before half time but I think overall the score is not a fair reflection on the way we played. 

“We did create chances to score goals but we lost the game in the end and that is the most important thing.

“We won three in a row and have now lost two but it’s hard to explain why that happens but we must learn from our mistakes. Looking back at the game I think we should have done better with their second goal but we are not far from having the perfect team performance, we need to keep working and it will come. “

Palace haven’t kept a clean sheet for 14 games and the France international believes that the squad will grow in confidence when it does happen. 

“I think a clean sheet would start to give us more confidence for the future and obviously if you don’t concede at least you get a point so especially away from home we have to stay more solid and be hard to play against. “

The 30 year-old believes that the change in style this season for the side will prove beneficial in the long term and from a personal point of view is pleased with his own progress. 

“It’s always good for me to be on the scoresheet but I prefer if the goal means we get something from the game. From a personal point of view I enjoy where I am currently playing, a bit higher up the pitch. We have fantastic players but we have to work hard as a team to win games. 

“Even though I was late into pre-season it was for a good things as I was playing for my country but it was difficult as the other lads had been in and worked really hard for 3-4 weeks but I knew what I had to do and my fitness is coming back. 

"The change in our style suits me and it means we play to keep possession more but we need to keep confidence on the ball. We have players who keep the ball well so I can see that continuing to improve."

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