Crystal Palace winger grateful to Wilfried Zaha for good form

11:59 03 December 2012

Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie. Picture: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie. Picture: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

EMPICS Sport

Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie has revealed Wilfried Zaha’s burgeoning reputation has helped him to thrive.

The in-form wideman, who put in a man of the match display in the side’s 3-0 win over fierce rivals Brighton on Saturday admits defenders are pulled towards man marking his team mate, giving his joy on the opposite flank.

He said: “He does attract a lot of players which means I get a lot of space at times and it’s only going to help the team if I get a lot of space as well but ‘s definitely a good thing if Wilf is mercurial.

“Wilf’s just Wilf.”

Bolasie also said he was enjoying playing under Ian Holloway, particularly during the side’s current hot streak, which has seen just one defeat in the last 16 games.

He added: “With Holloway, of course he works more on the attacking side which is only going to help me in the future.

“I’m just buzzing really, I’m just happy to be playing the way that I’m playing. Winning games and top of the league, can’t really ask for any more right now.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Crystal Palace news

Rafael van der Vaart of Netherlands   (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images,)

Hamburg midfielder Rafael van der Vaart will be available on a free transfer this summer when he is released by the German club.

Edin Dzeko (R) of Manchester City.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Check out our handy round-up of the best transfer stories from around the web.

Crystal Palace Wikipedia Quiz

Crystal Palace have had their fair share of legends and some may even be nearing that title in the current squad.

Robert Tesche of Nottingham Forest keeps an eye on Jonny Williams of Ipswich Town  (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace playmaker Jonny Williams has praised fans of both the Eagles and Ipswich Town as he nears his comeback from injury.

Wolves, Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough and Fulham are all thought to be interested in Crystal Palace's Jonny Williams (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett has confirmed he is interested in signing Crystal Palace midfielder Jonny Williams on loan before Thursday afternoon’s deadline.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Crystal Palace Transfer

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Rafael van der Vaart of Netherlands   (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images,)

Hamburg midfielder Rafael van der Vaart will be available on a free transfer this summer when he is released by the German club.

Read more
Harry Redknapp
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Edin Dzeko (R) of Manchester City.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Check out our handy round-up of the best transfer stories from around the web.

Read more
Didier Drogba
Friday, March 27, 2015
Robert Tesche of Nottingham Forest keeps an eye on Jonny Williams of Ipswich Town  (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace playmaker Jonny Williams has praised fans of both the Eagles and Ipswich Town as he nears his comeback from injury.

Read more
Alan Pardew
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Wolves, Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough and Fulham are all thought to be interested in Crystal Palace's Jonny Williams (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett has confirmed he is interested in signing Crystal Palace midfielder Jonny Williams on loan before Thursday afternoon’s deadline.

Read more
Alan Pardew