Patrick Vieira is hoping Wilfried Zaha will stay at Crystal Palace because the membership embark on an thrilling new period.
The previous Arsenal captain succeeded Roy Hodgson as supervisor this summer season and has overseen not solely a squad overhaul however the implementation of a extra possession-based model of soccer.
Whereas participant turnover has seen the departures of skilled gamers comparable to Patrick van Aanholt and Gary Cahill, Zaha is just not one identify Vieira needs to lose anytime quickly – regardless of the 28-year-old beforehand stating his want for a brand new problem.
Talking to Sky Sports activities Information, Vieira mentioned: “I am privy to Wilfried [Zaha, his situation] within the final couple of years however we had a very good dialog and I am wanting ahead to working with him.
“He is probably the most proficient gamers on this league and we do not wish to lose one among our greatest gamers.
“All of the gamers are good sufficient to see what the membership is attempting to construct and the place the membership wish to go – we have made some actually thrilling younger participant signings and I feel that exhibits the course the soccer membership needs to take.
“I hope Wilfried can be a part of that and I’m wanting ahead to working with him and attempting to take Palace as excessive as we will.”
Vieira urges persistence with ‘new cycle’
Vieira is assured heading into his first managerial position in England after spells with New York Metropolis and Good however has additionally urged persistence as his newly-assembled group discover their ft.
“We’re an formidable soccer membership and wish to problem as excessive up the desk as doable,” Vieira added.
“We imagine we have now a superb squad however on the similar time we have now to grasp a few of the gamers will want time to precise themselves at this degree.
“We might be excited in regards to the younger, proficient gamers that we’re growing however we have to handle expectations.
“The Premier League is difficult and we’re going into a brand new cycle the place we have now misplaced some skilled gamers and are bringing in some younger, proficient gamers who haven’t got Premier League expertise.
“So we’ll want a bit little bit of time to make all the pieces work and discover the correct stability.”
Crystal Palace: What do they want to do that summer season?
Scoring has once more been a difficulty for Crystal Palace. They scored simply 41 targets, rating 15 within the Premier League, and are nonetheless looking for that constant goalscorer.
Wilfried Zaha and Benteke each hit double figures, nevertheless it’s a priority the third-highest scorer was Eberechi Eze with 4.
Michy Batshuayi endured a irritating second mortgage spell on the membership and January signing Jean-Philippe Mateta has but to get going. Benteke signed a new contract, however they might must signal a brand new striker.
Eze’s long-term Achilles damage has additionally rocked Palace, however the arrival of Studying’s Michael Olise ought to assist cut back the burden.
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