Having signed a bumper five-year contract extension only a few weeks ago, you can be sure that Wilfried Zaha will be central to Frank de Boer’s plans for the club in the next few years, with the video below showing exactly why he’s so highly valued at Selhurst Park.
Having made his debut for the club seven years ago now, Zaha’s game appears to be coming on leaps and bounds with every year that passes. Indeed, his performances throughout the 2016/17 season have forced many of his countless doubters to cool their criticism of him thanks to a mixture of tricks, flicks, assists and goals.
As is the case with any homegrown star, our fans have often been accused of overstating his value but in our team specifically, it’s difficult to think of another individual who has a greater impact upon our success or failure from game to game. Seen as a talisman by supporters and players alike, his style is one which constantly keeps our opponents on the back foot, whilst his now infamous “end product” has kicked up a gear or two over the last 12 months.
The video attached at the top of the page showcases Zaha’s true worth to the team in stunning fashion. We all know that the game’s biggest flair players have an endless supply of detractors, (you only need to look at Cristiano Ronaldo to see that) but for those without a chip on their shoulder, Wilf’s game is one that excites from the first minute until the last.
With Frank de Boer known to be a huge fan of natural wide men, Zaha should prove to a perfect match for him. I’m sure he’s already well aware of his talents but if not, the aforementioned video is the perfect introduction to Wilf’s game.