Alan Pardew spoke to the press yesterday afternoon ahead of this weekend’s game against West Ham, giving us all an update on the injuries within the squad, his thoughts on the speculation linking him with the England job and much more.
The full video comes in at just under nine minutes, seeing the Palace boss in top form ahead of a game which could send he and his players into joint first place in the Premier League is other results around the league go our way.
Discussing the achievements of Joe Ledley, Wayne Hennessey and Jonny Williams in reaching Euro 2016 during the last international break, Pardew’s pride is clear to see, with the Eagles supremo no doubt keen to watch his players test themselves against Europe’s best players next summer in front of the watching world.
Following weeks of chatter linking the former Newcastle man with the England job, the boss moves quickly to douse the metaphorical flames regarding the role, having seemingly grown tired of seeing his name mentioned alongside the Three Lions whilst he is still very much immersed in his role as Crystal Palace boss.
There is some discussion of our tactical approach for this Saturday’s meeting with West Ham, prompting Pardew to set the media straight regarding an assumption that seems to be regularly thrown at us in the press of late, somewhat unfairly it must be said. Clearly unhappy with the picture that is being painted of his players by some, Alan speaks positively about the manner in which we approach games under his guidance, leaving no one in any doubt about his views.
It’s well worth watching if you get a few minutes to spare today.