Wilfried Zaha pulled no punches in his assessment of last night’s defeat to Manchester City, bemoaning the lack of clinical finishing throughout the side.
Brutally honest, as we have all come to expect, the winger refused to draw any degree of comfort from his own personal performance, given the overall showing of the entire side on the night. After looking competitive in the opening stages, Wilf was forced to watch on as City took advantage of some weak defensive work to punish us, acting as far from ideal preparation for this weekend’s clash with Manchester United.
You would expect Alan Pardew to keep faith with Wilf against Van Gaal’s men, given the specific personal history he has with the club in question. His history in Manchester is checkered to say the least, but in the short-term, he’ll be desperate to impress against his former employers, as he works to wriggle free of the stigma that has followed him ever since his acrimonious departure from Old Trafford.
Having developed a sense of deadpan honesty when speaking to the press, Zaha remains a relatable voice within the professional game, calling things as he sees them without even the merest hint of spin in his sentiments. Last night saw him speak to Chris Grierson whilst still visibly frustrated, and in the video attached above, there was no effort made from him to sugar-coat that.
It’s refreshing to say the least. Enjoy.