Wilfried Zaha defends work rate at Crystal Palace
Last Updated: 21/09/19 2:14pm
Wilfried Zaha has insisted every Crystal Palace player is responsible for the team's success, saying he "can’t play in every position".
But a 4-0 defeat at Spurs showed there is still room for improvement and Zaha - linked with a move to Arsenal or Everton and understood by Sky Sports News to have handed in a transfer request during the summer - has opened up.
Speaking to Crystal Palace fans website HLTCO, 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 11 on the pitch and everyone needs to pull their weight."
As for the transfer speculation during the close-season, the Ivory Coast international added: "What happened in the summer happened… there were things I was told that did not happen.
"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 wellbeing and I will always love Palace - whatever happens."
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Palace manager Hodgson offered his support to Zaha ahead of Sunday's game with Wolves at Selhurst Park, although he admitted he expects a greater return in terms of goals and assists.
"His attitude in training and the way he has approached the games, especially the last three games, he has been very good after he came over the initial disappointment that he didn't get his way in the transfer window," said Hodgson.
"Once he got over that and came to terms with the fact now he has got to buckle down, for his club and his team-mates, manager, coaching staff and for himself, I think he has been very good.
"I have actually been very pleased with him in the last three games, but I can't deny the fact he hasn't had an assist or a goal."