The former Arsenal captain is happy to add Ivorian winger to his squad ahead of the new season.
Crystal Palace coach Patrick Vera has expressed his delight at the addition of winger Wolfred Zaha to his squad for the new campaign.
The Ivory Coast player has always been the subject of speculation about a move to the last three windows, while Arsenal and Everton have been linked for their services but have never materialized.
Ahead of the Palace Premier League opener against Chelsea, the former Arsenal midfielder has explained the importance of keeping Zaha in his squad.
“He’s been great,” Vera told a club official. website. “He has been a leader I expected.
“A leader on and off the field. I believe he is one of the best players in the league and we are lucky to have such a player in our team.
The French strategist will take charge of his first game against Chelsea, and talking about what to expect, he said: “Thomas [Tuchel] One of the great managers in Europe, he has a really strong team around.
“Chelsea is playing great football and it will be a challenging game for us, but as I said, we are ready for it, we believe in ourselves and for the difficulties we will face. Are ready
“This football club has some values. I think when you look at the team the way it has organized itself in the last two years, struggled to stay in the Premier League, the DN of the hardworking football club. That’s part of what we have to keep.
“It is important for me to live up to the vision I have for the game. We have young players in our football club and it is important for me to manage the games at the level that I am. I know they can and hopefully help us play some good football.
Regarding the team’s squad and fitness, Vera said: “We all know about long-term injuries. So far everyone is feeling good and ready to start the season.
“We are going to do our final training this afternoon and he. [Joachim Andersen] Will be part of the team for the first match.
Michael Olis is feeling better and will be back on the field in the next two weeks. لوکا۔ [Milivojevic] Will not be with us for the game against Chelsea.
“He has been missing for the last two days for personal reasons.”