Alan Pardew’s full post-match press conference from our 1-0 win over Watford can now be seen in full below.
Addressing the form of Wilfried Zaha, Dwight Gayle’s role within the squad, the difficulties we’ve had with injuries and plenty more, the Eagles boss packs a huge amount of pertinent information into just five minutes with the nation’s press, making it well worth a watch from a Palace fan’s perspective.
Far more upbeat than usual when dissecting our performances in the immediate aftermath of a game, it’s clear to see that our efforts at Vicarage Road pleased Pardew, after back to back league defeats, within which we failed to find the net.
Having endured an extremely testing start to the Premier League season thanks to games against Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham within the first seven weeks, you could forgive Alan for relishing the prospect of welcoming West Brom to Selhurst Park this Saturday.
Thanks to the game being televised on BT Sport prior to any other Premier League game getting underway, Palace can propel themselves into the dizzy heights of 3rd with a victory, (2nd if they win by five goals or more) which would almost certainly provoke an even brighter smile to break across Pardew’s face than the one that is visible in the video attached above.
After 18 wins from just 30 games in charge, things have seldom looked better for the Palace boss from a personal perspective. The challenge now is to keep this incredible sense of momentum going for years to come.