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13:30  12 may  2018
13:30  12 may  2018 Source:

Zaha named Premier League player of the month for April

  Zaha named Premier League player of the month for April Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has been named the Premier League player of the month for April. Twitter: BREAKING: @CPFC’s @wilfriedzaha wins @premierleague player of the month for April. #SSN (@SkySportsNews) Twitter: Four-goal @wilfriedzaha is your #PL Player of the Month for April! @PremierLeague (@EASPORTSFIFA) Zaha had a superb month as he netted four times and picked up an assist in Palace’s four Premier League matches in April. The winger has been a crucial part of Palace’s survival this season, and has become the first player outside the top six to receive the award during the current campaign. Palace looked doomed at the start of the season, but Roy Hodgson has led them to 11th in the table as it stands, with one game to go. Zaha missed the start of the season through injury but has gone on to score eight goals and provide three assists in the Premier League.

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Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson tells Gary Lineker how Wilfried Zaha is happy at his boyhood club and that he will “not contemp. Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul is keen on Sweden-born Kerim Mrabti switching.

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has admitted that he is ‘desperate’ for the club to keep Wilfried Zaha at the club beyond this season, according to TalkSPORT.

Zaha has been vital to keeping the club in the division, which has attracted a number of top clubs to the player but Palace are determined to keep him at the club.

Manchester City and Tottenham have both been linked with a move for the player as Palace look to nail down the player to a new deal.

Wilfried Zaha posing for a picture: Steve Bardens/Getty Images Sport © Steve Bardens/Getty Images Sport Steve Bardens/Getty Images Sport

The Ivory Coast international has been absent from seven Palace games this season and his side are yet to score a goal or earn a single point during those games.

Hodgson hails Zaha's role in Palace's survival

  Hodgson hails Zaha's role in Palace's survival Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has lavished praise on Wilfried Zaha. The Eagles secured their Premier League safety recently and much of this was down to Zaha and his talismanic performances for the team. It has been a difficult campaign for Crystal Palace and one in which Zaha’s importance has only been reinforced. The Ivorian international is the club’s leading goalscorer this season and has been instrumental in Hodgson’s side. Zaha was recently crowned as Crystal Palace’s Player of the Year, as voted by the fans, meaning that the forward scooped the award for the third successive year. Speaking to Palace’s official club website, as cited in a report from Goal, Hodgson was quick to commend Zaha for his efforts in helping the club avoid the drop down to the Championship this term. “He’s shown how special he is for a long time now. This year, when we really needed players to step up to the plate and get us out of the situation we found ourselves in, and we’ve pulled off a great escape.” “Wilf has done exceptionally well and I fully understand why the fans have voted for him as the Player of the Year.” Palace face West Brom at Selhurst Park in their final Premier League game of the season this weekend and will be hoping to pip Newcastle United to a top-half finish.

Cavalieri keen to stay at Crystal Palace beyond the summer. Palace boss claims Zaha is prepared for big transfer | Daily Mail Online - Hodgson wants Zaha to remain a Crystal Palace player after the January window.

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson tells Gary Lineker how Wilfried Zaha is happy at his boyhood club and that he will “not contemplate” retiring as a manager while he is also at the Eagles. Watch the full interview on Football Focus from 12:00 BST, Saturday 12 May on BBC One and the BBC Sport

He also recently won the Premier League Player of the Month award for April after an impressive month.

The attacker has netted four goals in his past five games and has played a vital role in helping dig the Selhurst Park club out of trouble at the back end of the season.

Hodgson has spoken of his determination to keep the player at the club:

“He must be very pleased that so many people are mentioning his name. There’s nothing you can do about these moments of speculation. I’m desperate, as are Palace fans, for him to stay and be a part of our next season. I’ll continue to ignore the newspaper articles and what’s being said.”

Crystal Palace v Brighton and Hove Albion - Premier League © Christopher Lee/Getty Images Sport Crystal Palace v Brighton and Hove Albion - Premier League

Wilfried Zaha confirms his commitment to Crystal Palace .
Wilfried Zaha has told the Daily Express that he is committed to Crystal Palace and wants to stay at the club, despite continuous rumours about him leaving this summer. The Ivorian has been a pivotal player in Palace’s Premier League survival and fantastic performances have made him a target for numerous Premier League sides, including Liverpool and champions Manchester City. When asked about his future, Zaha 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.” This will come as welcome news for Palace boss Roy Hodgson, who has done a superb job since taking over earlier in the season when it looked like Palace were on their way to the Championship. Zaha wass full of praise for the job his manager has done. “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.” Hodgson now has his sights set on the transfer window and bringing in players to help Palace improve on their 11th place finish. He said: “I’m hoping we get reinforcements but it will be exciting to keep the bulk of this team together and add in areas and to make certain if we lose players to replace them. We need a philosophy and a clear idea of where we want this club to go and to build on this success.

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