April 10, 2024

Jordan Ayew feels that Wednesday night’s focus should be on putting up a strong Crystal Palace performance since it should result in significant Premier League points.

Before the Eagles’ game against Bournemouth, Ayew stated in an interview with Premier League Productions, “[The goal is] just to build on what we did at West Ham [Sunday’s 1-1 draw at London Stadium].”

“I think the game is coming at the ideal time, so we’ll keep trying to win, but putting on a very, really strong performance is more crucial. I believe that if we do well, the outcome will be favorable.

Palace have picked up just one win from their last seven Premier League matches, but have enjoyed an extremely positive record against the Cherries in recent seasons.

Victory would represent Palace’s sixth straight win over an individual opponent in the top-flight, a feat never achieved before in the club’s history.

But Bournemouth have been in dangerous form of late, with three wins and a draw in their last five games bridging the points gap between the two sides.

Offering his assessment of Wednesday’s visitors, Ayew noted: “I haven’t followed them too much this season but I think they had kind of a difficult start, but for the past couple of weeks they’ve picked up and they look really good.

“I think I watched a little bit of their game against [Aston] Villa [a 2-2 draw] and they looked really, really good.

“We just need to believe in ourselves and keep doing what we know best—play, enjoy ourselves, fight for each other as a team, and make sure we come out of the game with a very good performance and hopefully the three points. After all, it’s the Premier League, and every team is good.”

Regarding the game, Ayew restated his boss Roy Hodgson’s expectations: “He wants us to win every game, and we want to win every game, but we are in the Premier League – every game is difficult, and every week has different challenges.”

“We’re going to approach it the same way we approached the game against West Ham – with the attitude, the shape and the discipline – and we hope to get three points out of the game.”

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