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Pulis - We Don't Get The Credit We Deserve

Manager Tony Pulis has said that Crystal Palace's attacking displays do not get the credit or praise they deserve following our victory over West Ham today.

A Mile Jedinak penalty on the hour mark was enough to separate both teams on the day and it now sees Palace on a run of five straight victories in the league, with four clean sheets in that time.

We are now 13 points clear of the drop zone, and mathematically safe, so our aim of securing Premiership football for 2014-15 has now been achieved ahead of time.

Speaking to the London Evening Standard following the game, Pulis was obviously full of praise for the whole squad for how they have responded and turned around our form this season since he took over from former manager Ian Holloway.

'The defence has been fantastic, but I also think we've played some really good football. Today again we could have scored three or four goals, so don't take anything away from what we've got here.'

Discussing again how this is a different group to the one he had at Stoke, with different strengths and how the secret has been in finding a system that really suits those strengths, the gaffer went on to hail Yannick Bolasie has being the 'best player on the pitch' today, and pointed out that fellow wide man Jason Puncheon has now scored four goals in the last five games, so he feels our forward players haven't been getting the credit they deserve because most of the focus has been on our defensive improvements.

'You have to be strong and you have to be resilient, but we've got great pace on the break and the two wide players were absolutely outstanding today.'

Whilst the gaffer acknowledged that Sam Allardyce would no doubt point to a couple of penalty decisions that could've gone his sides way, Pulis also felt that there were a few more shouts in the box that could've fallen for us as well, so on balance it was probably fair and equalled out, therefore the result was fully justified in his eyes.

In further quotes carried by Talksport, the gaffer also said that he believes over the last few months Palace have definitely 'proved a lot of people wrong' pointing to the fact that at one point we were 1/10 apparently to go down and it wasn't just the odds that were stacked against us back then, so was the league table and our own form, but that's a credit to how the players have dug in and worked hard to change all this around, and achieving safety with four games remaining when there are well established Premiership sides below us, and still not safe, is definitely an achievement that can be celebrated given the catch up we had to play when it came to the points tallies.

As he admits, we can now relax a little and maybe play with a bit more freedom in the run in knowing that we are safe, but if we can keep this unbeaten record going and really finish the season on a high it won't just give us good momentum going into next season, but it'll also be a nice financial boost as you get more for finishing higher, so if we can keep pushing on up and maybe even climb one additional place between now and the end of the campaign then it works for us in absolutely every direction.

It's been a fantastic effort so far, so credit and congratulations to all involved.

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Writer: Eddy Eagle Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday April 19 2014

Time: 8:34PM

 

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