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I'm used to fame now - Wan-Bissaka

7th March 2019, 16:35 by James Mason

Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka says he is more adept in dealing with the extra attention coming his way now.

Wan-Bissaka has enjoyed a superb breakthrough in his senior career and has gone from strength-to-strength since making his Premier League debut for the Eagles in February 2018.

The 21-year-old has firmly established himself as the starting right-back this season, having made 26 league appearances, and is being tipped for a call-up to Gareth Southgate's England squad after impressing for the Under-21s.

Being a recognised player in English football ultimately brings with it increased popularity from supporters and this has been no different for the Palace defender, who is a fans' favourite.

Speaking in an interview with the Palace for Life Foundation about the extra attention he is receiving, Wan-Bissaka says he is now used to getting stopped by people.

"It is weird," he said, "But now I know what to expect, so when I go out it's good to see people's reaction. There are some days I just want to get to a place for a certain time but I get stopped. I'm used to it and I'm happy to do it."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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