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Luka Milivojević - We Win Together And Lose Together

26 October 2018

Ahead of Sunday's game against Arsenal, Crystal Palace captain Luka Milivojević spoke with Premier League Productions, reflecting on last week's loss to Everton, Palace's upcoming fixtures and helping to coach young Junior Members earlier in the week.

He said, "We are winning together, we are losing together. Sometimes it is my fault, sometimes it's because of other players. Of course, they [the Palace squad] come, they give me support.

"We have a lot of good characters, [a] good mentality in the group and that's something that will keep us in the Premier League."

Looking ahead to Sunday, Milivojević reminded Palace's visiting opponents that Selhurst Park is never an easy trip to make, stating: "It's not easy for them to come to Selhurst and beat Crystal Palace; it's not easy for anyone. This season, as I said, some of them [the opposition] had a lot of luck to come out of our stadium with three points. It won't be easy for them as it won't be easy for us, we're expecting one very tough game. They have a very good squad, a very, very good manager in my opinion [and] they play nice football.

"But, as I said, at Selhurst, in front of our fans with that atmosphere, Sunday will not be easy for them. 100%."

Away from first-team football, the Palace captain had helped to coach a training session for eighty Junior Members earlier in the week along with several teammates. He explained how that felt as a player and what the effect of events such as that can be upon children and young adults.

"It was a very nice feeling for us. To come and play a little bit of football with them, to make them happy and to put a smile on their face.

"[The children meeting their heroes] is very important. I think when I was a kid, it meant a lot for me when I met someone who I watched on the TV or who is very successful. For us, it's very good that we can come and make them happy. We know that when they go home, maybe, they can dream of becoming the same as we are or better than us.

"I think that's something which can be positive [for them]."

As attention turns back to first team matters, the captain added, "We're going to go game by game. We need the supporters, the support they give us every time. We're going to try to make them happy because, for us, it means a lot to win the games at our stadium. We're going to try to take that back and make them [the fans] happy."

Watch the full interview with Luka Milivojević here, on Palace TV. Or if you're watching on the club app, simply click Palace TV on the bottom menu.

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