Schlupp sheds light on Crystal Palace’s improvement

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The Ghanaian talks about their revival in the English topflight after a poor start to the campaign

Crystal Palace midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp has shed light on the club's seeming turnaround in fortunes in the Premier League.

Following a rather disturbing start to the season, the Eagles appear to have turned a corner, having gone six games on the spin without a defeat.

“I think we went back to basics and I am a great fan of doing that because I think we began complicating things earlier in the season," Schlupp said, as reported by his club's official website.

"But since the new management team have come in, we have really gone back to playing well and now we just need to turn the performances into positive results and getting three points.

“The manager knows the league well and has got us back playing to a system which we know well and seems to be working and very quickly saw what we needed to do.

"We have been working on our strength and the new manager has found the right balance for the side to play and there is a great spirit around the camp with us all in this together.

“We don’t see ourselves as a side always being down near the relegation zone and the performances of late have certainly shown that we are capable of being a team at that kind of level and hoping to get in the position in the table that they find themselves in.”

It was certainly not the piece of history they had envisaged to chalk as Palace lost their opening four top-flight matches without scoring a goal, becoming the first side to do so since Preston in the 1924-25.

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Their woeful performance prompted the sack of then manager Frank de Boer, with former England boss Roy Hodgson taking over.

The side currently sit 18th on the log ahead of Saturday's visit to Leicester City.

 

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