Bakary Sako explains what changed Crystal Palace's season

Bakary Sako - Crystal Palace
The Mali international revealed a key factor that has turned the Eagles' season around after Tuesday's win at the St. Mary's Stadium

Bakary Sako disclosed that joint team effort has helped Crystal Palace on the field of play since the appointment of Roy Hodgson.

The Selhurst Park outfit fought back from a goal deficit against Southampton with two second-half goals to secure maximum points in Tuesday's Premier League tie. 

Goals from James McArthur and Luka Milivojevic equalled Crystal Palace's Premier League feat of five consecutive away matches unbeaten. 

And Sako who was introduced in the 64th minute of the encounter has hailed the gaffer who was appointed on September 12 after the sack of Frank De Boer for turning things around for the Eagles who are now in the 14th spot in the English top-flight standings with 22 points from 22 games. 

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"I think we realise when we play as a team we can produce some great play and show our strengths across the pitch and as I have said before you have to give great credit to the gaffer because he has put into our heads every day in training what we should be doing and we have taken that into matches and our recent results show what that has meant for us," Sako told club website.

“Personally speaking I owe so much to the boss, he has got me playing more central and I am happy playing in that position and I am only looking to improve and get the chance to contribute like I did tonight.”

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"We are in a good position and took four points out of nine in our last three including those home games against Arsenal and Man City so we are on a great run which has got us up to 14th position so that is really good for us all to see."

The 29-year-old will be aiming to extend his tally of two goals in 13 league appearances this campaign when Crystal Palace host Burnley on January 13.