Zaha claims only Messi and Ronaldo are his superiors

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried ZahaWilfried Zaha claims the only players he believes are better than him are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 20-year-old Crystal Palace winger has been called up to the England senior squad to face Sweden on Wednesday night and has been the subject of increased transfer speculation in recent months.

And Zaha has revealed there is no player he is yet to come up against that he believes is a better player than him, despite not yet playing in the Premier League.

He told the Guardian: “I want to come up against defenders who will properly test me.

“I would never look at someone and think he is better than me, unless it is Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. When I get on the pitch it is my time.

“I have not really come up against a defender yet where I have thought: ‘What can I really do to go past him?'”

But, despite earning his first full call up to the England squad, Zaha admits that he is still undecided as to whether he wants to play for England or for the Ivory Coast, which is his country of birth.

“I was born in the Ivory Coast but all I know is England,” he explained.

“It is 50-50 at the moment. Didier Drogba called me [to ask me to play for the Ivory Coast] and I was shocked. He is a humble guy.

“I have been with England Under-21s and now I will have to make a decision.”

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