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Zaha: “This Is My Home”

13 May 2018

Wilfried Zaha capped another sensational season for Palace with his ninth goal of the season – to help secure a win over West Brom and 11th place in the Premier League.

During his post-match media duties, he was asked about his future and said: “I have no plans on leaving. I’m enjoying my football, you can see how much I’m enjoying it. This is my home and there’s no reason for me to leave.”

Commenting on the game, Zaha said: “After a long season, it wasn’t [about] the way we won – it’s the fact that we won. It was a good game, but I’m buzzing that we won. We owe it to the fans.”

Looking back on another rollercoaster season for the Eagles, he said: “We didn’t start the best, but I knew that the players we have, we were good enough to get where we are now. I had no doubt that we’d get back to ourselves.”

Hodgson’s influence on the club’s turnaround this campaign was acknowledged by the fans throughout the match, with a special banner being unveiled in the Holmesdale Road Stand, reading: “From the terraces to the dugout: One Roy Hodgson”. 

Zaha cites his impact as “massive”. He added: “The way he deals with all of the players. It must have been hard motivating everyone after all the losses, and everyone thinking we were going to be relegated. Credit to him for actually believing in us.”

Watch highlights on Palace TV on the app or on eagles.cpfc.co.uk.


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