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Round-Up: Palace's Week In Hong Kong

23 July 2017

The Eagles squad are jetting back to London this evening as the time in Hong Kong comes to a close.

Frank de Boer and his players have been busy throughout the trip preparing for the Premier League campaign which kicks off in less than three weeks, but have also been out and about in the city sampling the delights of Hong Kong and meeting Palace fans from the area and those who made the long journey themselves.

In case you've missed anything, see for yourself the best bits from the last week:

Monday

The Eagles arrive and go for a light jog to shake off any tiredness from the 11-hour journey, but after met by a downpour!

Meanwhile, Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke test their knowledge of their new surroundings.

Tuesday

Jason Puncheon is announced as Palace captain and undertakes his first press conference as skipper.

 

At the same time three Palace players headed out to meet hundreds of schoolchildren as part of the Premier League Skills programme.

Later, at a fan event in the city the club announces Dongqiudi as their new shirt sleeve sponsor, and ex-Eagle Fan Zhiyi is on hand as some Palace stars visit the Hong Kong Supporters Club.

Wednesday

The match action gets underway, however Palace are beaten 2-0 by Liverpool.

Despite this, Frank de Boer is pleased with what he has seen from his squad as they get to grips on the new 3-4-3 formation..

Thursday

Palace take on Leicester City in a FIFA tournament which sees Christian Benteke pipped to the title by Riyad Mahrez.

Meanwhile, three players visit Apsley Tailors to get suited and booted.

Friday

The Eagles players get a little bit of time to relax as they take a trip on a traditional Hong Kong junk boat.

They the had another training session which saw Frank de Boer show off his skills once again.

Saturday

The Eagles ended their Premier League Asia Trophy campaign in third place after they beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 thanks to goals from Luka Milivojevic and Bakary Sako.

After the game, Frank de Boer assessed how the trip had gone, and deemed it to be a success.

 


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