Jordan Ayew named Crystal Palace player of the month

Lorlornyofm
By Lorlornyofm September 12, 2019 19:48

Jordan Ayew named Crystal Palace player of the month

Ghana international Jordan Ayew has been named Crystal Palace player of the month for August. 

The 28-year-old has two goals from his three appearances in the league so far, scoring the winner in the Eagles’ last league outing against Aston Villa, as well as bagging the crucial opener for the club’s historic victory against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Winning the award with an 84% majority from more than 1,000 fans who voted on the club’s official app, the Ghanaian forward was a hugely important figure in helping push Palace into 4th in the Premier League table after four games in August.

Upon receiving the award, Ayew was quick to share his appreciation towards the fans for their support: “I want to thank them, and everyone at the football club. I am grateful and this is a good thing, but it is just the beginning. It gives me more energy and desire to work harder for this football club.”

Ayew is cutting a popular figure at Selhurst Park since he made the permanent switch this summer, even winning the eToro Man of the Match awards for his efforts against Everton, United and Villa. He said: “My target was to start well. Thank god everything went well. I need to continue, do better and work harder. We are happy [as a squad], but we all know that it’s still the beginning and we have a lot of games to go, so we know that there are important games coming up, and we need to keep our focus and keep working hard.”

Speaking after victory over Villa, Palace manager Roy Hodgson recognised Ayew’s efforts, saying: “Had he not scored the goal today, I would still be heaping praise on him because of the work he does for us, his tactical understanding, the number of times he does the job we want tactically to help other players take up the positions they need to take up. I’m not just talking attacking-wise, I’m talking defending too.

“When he puts icing on that cake by scoring a goal last week and a goal this week, then it’s happy days – there’s no doubt about that. It’s in particular happy days for him and it’s happy days he deserves. Last season, he didn’t get as many opportunities as he would like to have had.

“There were many times he found himself on the bench as a substitute and wasn’t even getting onto the field of play but never once did he stop working hard in training. Never once did he stop trying to do the right things in training. Players like that, when their moment arrives, as a coach you feel really happy for them.”

Source: Ghana/Joy Sports

Lorlornyofm
By Lorlornyofm September 12, 2019 19:48
Write a comment

No Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment
View comments

Write a comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*

*

Recent Comments

  • Oxygen

    Oxygen

    Yeah I think it is time the government officials start accounting for their deeds. They cannot just come into power…

    View Article
  • Sammy the VIRUS

    Sammy the VIRUS

    In my estimation,I believe the average man in his quest to satisfy his libido will stop at nothing to have…

    View Article
  • Sammy the VIRUS

    Sammy the VIRUS

    There is this maxim within our local circles that says a man who works at Barkleys bank does not collect…

    View Article