Warnock quick to defend Palace loanee

Neil WarnockCrystal Palace manager Neil Warnock has defended the attitude of winger Wilfried Zaha after he salvaged the Eagles a draw on his return to the club.

The fan’s favourite returned to the South London club on loan after a less than successful stint with Manchester United following a £15 million move.

And he was quick to remind the Eagle’s fans what he was about as he scored a vital late goal to earn Warnock his first point since taking over at the helm.

At times Zaha’s attitude has been questioned but Warnock, who was named Palace manager this week, said he has never encountered a problem with the player.

Warnock said: “All I want Wilfried to do is play with a smile on his face and be positive.

“I’ve heard people criticise his attitude, saying it’s not good, but I’ve never known Wilfried to not have a good attitude and I’ve known him since he was a kid.

“I can’t praise his attitude enough since he’s come back and I’m really looking forward to continuing to work with him.

“He’ll get more goals, don’t you worry.”


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