Soccer AM: Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie on becoming a Premier League player

Last Updated: 25/08/13 2:55pm

Crystal Palace midfielder Yannick Bolasie told Soccer AM that he is "buzzing" at the prospect of playing in the Premier League.

The 24-year-old has had to wait to make his Premier League debut after a hamstring injury forced him to miss Palace's opening weekend clash with Tottenham - a game they lost 1-0.

"I am looking to the grounds, to Man United, to Chelsea, to Arsenal. I am buzzing for that."

Yannick Bolasie

Palace's away trip to Stoke this weekend will also come too soon for Bolaise, who is now back in training but not ready to return for Ian Holloway's men.

It is a frustrating situation for the Democratic Republic of the Congo international, who is desperate to make his Premier League bow, but he is optimistic he will be back to full fitness soon.

"I am buzzing, buzzing," he told Soccer AM. "I am looking to the grounds, to Man United, to Chelsea, to Arsenal. I am buzzing for that. My first experience for the Premier League was at Tottenham at the weekend - first time watching it live.

"It was very annoying [getting injured]. The fact that I got injured in training as well, I was like: 'oh my god why now?' But you just have to get on with it and I am looking to come back strongly. I have been doing a lot of rehab work on and off the training ground."

Zaha success

Bolasie joined Palace last August and helped them gain promotion to the English top flight via the play-offs last season. One of the key players in Palace's promotion was Wilfried Zaha, who is now embarking on his new career with Manchester United. Bolasie is good friends with Zaha and expects him to be a big success at Old Trafford.

"I chat to him all the time," Bolasie said. "He gives me updates and he is enjoying and he did well in pre-season. I am looking forward to seeing him play at United. I think he will do very well.

Bolasie's form for Palace earned him a call to the Democratic Republic of Congo squad last March and he made his debut in a 2014 World Cup qualification 0-0 draw with Libya.

"Playing for my Mum and Dad's country is an honour," he said. "When I first started out on my career I could not see that far ahead. For me it is an achievement, as it is getting into the Premier League.