Wilfried Zaha is Crystal Palace’s all-time best, says former club record scorer Andy Johnson

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The ex-Eagles striker believes the winger has done enough to become the club's number one player of all time

Wilfried Zaha is already Crystal Palace's best ever player, says club legend Andy Johnson.

The winger has been influential since his return from an unsuccessful stint at Manchester United and recently was tied to a long-term deal to shrug off interest from top clubs.

Such is his influence that the Eagles are yet to pick a point in his absence since 2016 and, at 25, he broke Johnson's Premier League all-time top scorer for the Selhurst Park outfit.

Asked on the Five Year Plan Podcast if the Cote d'Ivoire international is the best that has played for the south London side, Johnson said: “I think so.

"I am so pleased he stayed, I’m absolutely delighted he stayed I wouldn’t have wanted to see him go. Especially after how he struggled to settle at Manchester United I just feel he’s come back, he’s got his mojo back, he’s full of confidence.

“He is untouchable on his day, absolutely untouchable. Everyone does talk about Wilf but you have to appreciate the other 10 players around him because he doesn’t work without those 10 players but at the same time he’s a game-changer and a winner and Palace lose that confidence psychologically when he isn’t playing.”

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Zaha will hope to continue stating his importance to Palace in Saturday’s Premier League clash against Newcastle United.

 

 

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