Crystal Palace coach, Roy Hodgson has said Ghana midfielder, Jeffrey Schlupp is one of the key players responsible for his team’s good start to the season.
Schlupp has starred regularly in the Eagles’ starting team this season after taken over the left-back spot at the club.
He has played in six of the club’s seven matches, starting five and having one assist to his name.
Speaking on his impact thus far, Roy said, “He [Schlupp] is a very, very important player. I think he’s one of those underrated players because he’s not spectacular”
He can be [spectacular] when he gets on a run with the ball. He’s very strong, he’s a very good runner with the ball, a good striker with the ball.
“But a lot of the work he does which is so valuable to the team will perhaps pass unnoticed, especially when you’ve got Wilf on the other side of the field who does so many things which are so easy to notice as being spectacular.”
“We’re very pleased with him [Schlupp]. He’s a very good professional; he works very hard. He recovers quickly from injury which is fortunate because he’s hasn’t been blessed with a lot of luck sometimes during my time here,”
“He’s missed quite a lot of football through injury but he’s always come back quickly from it.
“And we’re very happy at the moment that he’s in a really good vein of form and we’re hoping he’s going to be able to keep that going and to remain free of injury during the rest of the season because I think the more games he plays and the longer the run of games he plays, the better he will become.”
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