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Eze hails Zaha after Crystal Palace debut

Eberechi Eze
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Eberechi Eze has hailed the quality of his teammate Wilfried Zaha after playing his first game together with the Crystal Palace star.

New Crystal Palace signing Eberechi Eze made his unofficial debut for the club today in a 3-0 friendly victory over Charlton Athletic.

Eze started the game alongside Wilfried Zaha in the Eagles’ attacking line and was impressed from the quality of the Ivorian forward.

“It was good,” he said for Crystal Palace’s official website after the game. “Enjoyed it. Linking with the attacking players was fun, it was good for me to get my fitness up and it’s just been a good performance.

“[Wilfried Zaha is] an amazing player. It’s good to play with guys like him and guys of his quality, because they see things others don’t see and it makes life a lot easier for yourself.”

“[Fitness] is good. I’ve obviously been training with QPR, doing a bit. But games like this are what I need to top me up,” he continued.

“I know that [roaming] is what the manager wants me to do, he wants me to link-up and feel free to go where I want to go and where I feel comfortable – which is obviously inside. But it gives me a license to be free, which is good.”

Twenty-two year-old Eze joned Crystal Palace from QPR in a £16m transfer deal, with £4m in potential add-ons.

He appeared in each one of Queens Park Rangers’ 46 games in Championship list season, netting 14 goals and setting up eight.

The forward also attracted interest from London rivals Fulham and West Ham United but has signed a five-year deal at Selhurst Park.