Wilfried Zaha has never been backwards in coming forwards when speaking to the press and yesterday, at the launch of FIFA 18, he was in a pretty bullish mood when pulled aside for a chat with TalkSPORT’s Ian Abrahams.
Having picked up a rather serious injury during the first Premier League game of the season at home to Huddersfield, Wilf has been forced to sit aside and watch as the team have fallen to five consecutive defeats without scoring a single goal. Given our start, the winger could be forgiven for feeling a little deflated but reassuringly, he seemed genuinely confident of us turning things around during the conversation featured above.
We all know that this team is full of quality on paper and having played a key role in the side over the last few years, Wilf has every right to be sure of climbing up the table in the weeks and months to come. Yes, our next three fixtures, (Manchester City (A), Chelsea (H), Manchester United (A)) are extremely daunting but even then, the boys will have 30 games in which to save themselves from the drop.
People will no doubt be a tad shocked to hear Wilf speaking so openly about the sympathy he has for Frank de Boer following his sacking after just four games in charge but as I said at the start of this piece, the academy graduate has always spoken his mind when pressed for views by the media and in truth, I feel it’s an admirable quality.
Having seen some green shoots of recovery during Tuesday night’s 1-0 home win over Huddersfield in the League Cup, fans are starting to feel as though Roy Hodgson and his coaching staff may just be able to turn things around in SE25; a task that will be made all the easier by Zaha’s return to the side against (fingers crossed) Antonio Conte’s Blues.
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