Edgar Davids hopes Wilfried Zaha can make his mark in the Premier League

12:59 19 November 2012

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha. Photo: PA Wire.

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Barnet player/joint head coach Edgar Davids is delighted that Crystal Palace wonderkid Wilfried Zaha, who has been linked with Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Newcastle has been doing so well for the Eagles.

The 20-year-old made his England debut last Wednesday, coming on as a substitutewith five minutes remaining in the 4-2 defeat against Sweden.

The Dutchman spent a brief time with Zaha at Crystal Palace and has been impressed at hoe he has improved.

“I’m happy for him,” he told London24. “He kept developing.

“When I was there he was still a kid and making mistakes that comes with being young.

“His end product was not always there so I’m happy that he develops himself into a national team player.”

Davids was not prepared to weigh in on the debate as to whether Palace should let him move to the Premier League or remain at Selhurst Park to develop.

But he hopes that the 20-year-old can, one day, reach the highest level.

“I hope he can make it,” he added. “It’s all about development.

“Only the player can answer that question. I don’t know his development right now.

“He knows better and people around him know better if it’s time for him to move a step up.

“I hope he can do it but you have to be ready for it and think it’s easy – it’s not.”

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
2 3 4 5 6

Latest Crystal Palace news

Franck Ribery of Bayern Munich  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Your guide to all the major stories involving London’s football clubs in this morning’s media.

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates after scoring against Arsenal

It has been a superb start to the Premier League season and this graphic proves what a tough league it is.

CheikTiote  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Newcastle United central midfielder Cheick Tiote is out of the Toons trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday but is on the mend.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

It has been a busy Wednesday in the capital and here are the main headlines.

Jose Mourinho Manager of Chelsea  (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

The Christmas schedule is always tough for clubs but how well will London teams do?

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...


Tesco - Every little helps

Would you like to have the opportunity to win a huge £2,500 to spend at Tesco? Well with this amazing prize you can do exactly that! MyOffers are giving you the chance to get your hands on £2,500 to spend on anything you desire may it be free weekly groceries for the foreseeable future, a new TV, home decoration or even a new sofa!

Read more
You could get your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge!

Here’s your chance to win one of the most feature-packed smartphones on the planet, from tech giants Samsung, The Samsung S6 Edge!

Read more

Latest Tech News