Wilfried Zaha Launches Blistering Attack On Crystal Palace Team-Mates And Tells Them To ‘Raise Game As I Can’t Do It On My Own’

 Wilfried Zaha is demanding more from team-mates but is committed to the Palace cause despite his summer transfer disappointment

Wilfried Zaha has launched a stinging attack on his Crystal Palace team-mates.

And he told them: Raise your game, I can’t carry the side on my own.

Palace have scored just three goals from their opening five league games — the fewest in the Prem.

Zaha said: “As much as I do on the pitch, I can’t play in every position. I give 100 per cent, but there are eleven on the pitch and everyone needs to pull their weight.

“I do my job, but everyone else needs to do theirs.”

The Ivorian winger, 28, missed out on an £80million summer transfer to Arsenal and then Everton,  despite handing in a transfer request.

But he insists he is fully committed to the club this season.

Speaking to Palace fan’s site HLTCO, he added: “What happened in the summer happened.

“There were things I was told that did not happen and I was not happy about it.

“But I’m still a Palace player and want to do well for the club,

“The fans care about your well-being and I will always love Palace — whatever happens.”

His Selhurst Park deal runs until the summer of 2023, but he could become a transfer target again when the January window opens.

Boss Roy Hodgson has no issues with Zaha’s current mindset.

Ahead of tomorrow’s visit of Wolves, he said: “His attitude in training and the way he has approached the games, especially the last three, has been very good.

“That, after overcoming the disappointment of not getting his way in the transfer window.

“Once he came to terms with that he has buckled down for his club, his team-mates, manager, coaching staff and for himself. He has been very good.”

However, Hodgson wants him to add to the ten goals and five assists he recorded in the Prem last season, following his late return from the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Eagles boss added: “I have been very pleased with him, but I can’t deny the fact he hasn’t had an assist or a goal.

“Very few people have scored goals — we’ve only scored three — so it is quite easy to remember who the goalscorers were.

“We expect a lot more from Wilf in terms of assists and goals. I think we’re going to get it.”

Zaha added: “It’s not been the best of starts, but we can build on it.”

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