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WATCH: Meyer on Zaha, Premier League and more

15 March 2019

Max Meyer has heaped praise on team-mate Wilfried Zaha in a recent wide-ranging interview with Palace TV, as he reflected on his first season to date in English football.

Fans have relished watching the creative duo in action this season, with the pair regularly appearing on the same wavelength, creating opportunities for each other and their team-mates.

Indeed, according to OPTA, the pair have created 18 chances for one another – the most of any Palace pairing in all competitions (McArthur and Zaha have created 14 for each other between them, the next most dangerous duo).

Zaha has been in blistering form, notching five goals in his last six league starts. Speaking with Palace TV on a shoot in Brixton earlier this week, Meyer reminisced on his first impressions of the Ivorian forward following his summer switch to south London, saying: “He’s very good. I was surprised when I came here.

“He’s very good and I like to play with him because he looks for me and I look for him; it’s good to play with him.”

Meyer himself has clocked up more than 1,000 minutes in the Premier League under his belt, notching a goal and three assists in the league to date, and believes Palace’s style of play and the nature of English league football suits his playing style.

The German midfielder said: “It’s quicker here [versus the Bundesliga]. You play always forward, it doesn’t matter if you are in front or behind. It’s good for me - I like that for my football. Germany is more with the head, more tactics. You play not every ball forward. [It’s] not that good for the fans because they want to see that you play in front, like here."

Meyer heads into the FA Cup quarter-final weekend having started all three of  Palace's encounters in the competition, contributing to wins over Grimsby Town, Tottenham Hotspur, and Doncaster Rovers - a game in which he scored his second goal for the club.

To watch the full, insightful Palace TV feature with Meyer, where the German midfielder talks music, food, life in London and more - in impeccible English -  click play on the video below.


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