We all love Wilfried Zaha don’t we? The academy man, who made his 200th appearance for the club when facing Chelsea last weekend, has given an interview to the club’s official site which will only serve to increase the level of adoration you have for him.
Speaking openly about the deep-rooted connection he has with the club, both as a player and a supporter, Wilf’s words will leave you in no doubt about his overall connection to us as supporters.
Asked to reminisce on the moments that have meant the most to him over the course of his Crystal Palace career to date, Zaha muses readily about the now famous play-off semi-final victory over Brighton in which he scored both goals in a 2-0 win. His memories of the game and the emotions surrounding it sent a shiver down my spine, as I realised that he, more than perhaps any other player on the field that night, truly understood what it meant to us as fans.
There are fantastic comments from Wilf on a number of other subjects, such as the sense of oneness he felt with our fans from the moment he made his debut and the comfort he gets from knowing that we as fans will back him as one of our own, regardless of a poor performance here or there.
Speaking about both his early childhood, when he dreamed of one day playing for the first-team, to now, when he takes it upon himself to bring new members of the squad up to speed on the team’s history, this is an interview that will have every Palace fan beaming with pride from start to finish.
If you read one thing today, make it the interview attached above; I personally guarantee that it will put a smile on your face.