James McArthur is one of the few Crystal Palace players who has emerged from the last week or two with a positive reputation still intact and now, the Scotsman has spoken out about Frank de Boer’s style of play at Selhurst Park.
After picking up an injury in the early stages of pre-season training, the Scotland international was supposedly edging towards the exit door at Selhurst Park a few weeks ago but after recovering and impressing in a game with the U23s recently, he then bagged a match-winning brace against Ipswich in the League Cup, which in turn saw him start against Swansea on Saturday.
Always known as a willing runner, James was understandably left “devastated” by our loss to Paul Clement’s men and has spoken more candidly via the link attached above, than any of his teammates have dared to so far about the style of football being played by new boss Frank de Boer.
Despite the transfer deadline looming like an unwelcome cloud on the horizon; we do now find ourselves in the midst of an international break which should, theoretically, give De Boer and his players ample time to work out where things have been going so wrong in the early weeks of the season.
Without a point or even a goal to our name in Premier League play since May, fans are understandably anxious to see an immediate improvement against Burnley at Turf Moor next time out but if you take Jimmy’s words at face value, it’s difficult to know of any drastic changes that are likely to take place on the training pitch in the next week or two.
I remain absolutely desperate for things to work out for Frank de Boer in SE25 but there is undoubtedly a sense of growing pressure on his shoulders with every game that passes.