Following the two all draw with Bournemouth at the weekend, Crystal Palace duo Luka Milivojevic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have both spoken of their frustration at the final result.
Milivojevic was joined on the score sheet by Wilfried Zaha at Dean Court, but the hosts hit back on each occasion including a last minute leveller, so frustration was clearly the order of the day as Palace now sit three points ahead of Southampton but the South Coast side have a game in hand on us.
Honestly devastated we didn’t win that game because I felt like we deserved to but now we’ve got to look forward to next week and put it right! Thanks to the travelling supporters 🙏🏿 #CPFC #GodIsGreat pic.twitter.com/KSAWs8TIC1
? Wilfried Zaha (@wilfriedzaha) April 7, 2018
Speaking to Crystal Palace FC to give his thoughts on the game, our Serbian birthday boy explained.
‘We had many good chances and dropped two points today. We have to carry on, if we win the next game then this point could be a big one – and we have to think like that. I`m very frustrated after this, because we deserved to win the game for sure, but okay, we can take something from this performance and we can upgrade for the next game.’
Milivojevic made it three straight games with a goal on the day and he becomes the first Palace midfielder to reach a tally of ten strikes in a single season and admitting it was nice to score on his birthday, he freely admitted he’d have swapped his goal for all three points.
Didn’t deserve that. great goal.
Get the team pumped for Saturday we all believe in the team
? brave (@sniddles) April 8, 2018
As for Loftus-Cheek, he was delighted to be back after his injury lay off but not taking all three points wasn’t how he wanted his return to go.
‘We are all frustrated really as it feels like a defeat. I thought we did really well in spells of the game and they didn`t really cause too many problems so to come away with only a draw feels like a loss so we are going to have to pick ourselves up and go again.’
Loftus-Cheek knew that the players couldn’t overly complain at the result though as we had enough chances to have buried the opposition, or alternatively we needed to stay tighter at the back and we failed to do either so they only have themselves to blame but those extra two points could be massive come the end of the campaign given our place in the table.
‘Two quality goals but unfortunately another late one against which is reoccurring at the moment which could be a lack of concentration from the boys which we need to get right but we know we still have a few games left to get as many points as possible.’
Make sure each and everyone of that squad know how much it means to beat the Brighton 🔵🔴
? DarrenGoodridge (@darrengooders) April 8, 2018