Eberechi Eze lamented the mistakes Crystal Palace made that allowed Leicester City to get back into the game and claim all three points at the King Power Stadium. Palace took the lead in the first half through Wilfried Zaha, with Eze dissecting the Leicester back-line to provide the goal. However, a quick strike after half-time from Timothy Castagne and a late goal from Kelechi Iheanacho ensured Palace came away from the game empty handed, with another difficult fixture coming up at the weekend against Manchester City.
Eberechi Eze said: “It’s a difficult one. I think the boys worked hard. We put in a good performance but again, if you make mistakes and you let them get chances, they are eventually going to get chances because they’re a good side. We’ve been working hard in training and preparing for this game for a while after the Chelsea game, so we were in a good position beforehand, but we are disappointed.”
Eze picked up the ball and drove at the defence before slotting Zaha in perfectly to allow the striker to score his 10th Premier League goal of the season. Eze stated that he was waiting for the perfect time to slot the pass to Zaha, but when looking back on the game he insisted that Palace cannot afford to allow teams the amount of opportunities they did at the King Power Stadium.
Eberechi Eze added: “I was just waiting for him [Zaha] to make the move, and thankfully he was ahead of me. We’ll have to look back and pick it apart. When you allow a team to get chances late in the game they are eventually going to take them, so it’s difficult.”