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Zaha Pleased With Improved Palace

10 September 2016


Wilfried Zaha was full of praise for fellow goalscorer Christian Benteke and Palace's improved style of play following the 2-1 win away to Middlesbrough.

"Every game is hard work really, but today - obviously we haven't won in a while - so I'm buzzing we've won today" the matchwinner said after the game at The Riverside.

"I feel like we pass the ball more. It's not just in the air constantly and that gives us wingers a chance to get on the ball and do what we do. I'm enjoying how we play more now.

"Winning a game means we'll go into the next game more confident. We'll try to play the way we play and try to get the win again."

Zaha was the creator of Palace's opening goal, firing an inviting cross towards the back post for Benteke to nod home in the first half, before adding the winner himself after half time, and the 23-year-old was full of praise for the Eagles' summer signing.

"Literally put any ball in the air and he'll header it. I saw him peel off, so I thought 'let me try and get it to him' and I knew that he'd get on the end of it. I'm buzzing," he said.

He was also complimentary of the travelling support, saying: "There are no words for how they are - at home or away - their support [follows us] everywhere we go. We were going through a rough patch but they still stood by us. I'm thankful for that."

To watch a post-match video interview with Wilf, as well as ones with the manager and James McArthur, CLICK HERE.

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