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Meyer tipped to succeed at Palace

7th February 2019, 10:19 by Tom McGarry

Former Crystal Palace captain Shaun Derry believes Max Meyer will ultimately prove a success at Selhurst Park.

There was a wave of excitement when German international Meyer joined the Eagles on a free transfer following his departure from Schalke last summer, but he is yet to pull up any trees in the Premier League, scoring just once and providing two assists in his 19 appearances to date.

However, Derry believes the 23-year-old has a proven track record from his time in the Bundesliga and he will eventually prove a huge asset to Palace once he becomes fully acclimatised to English football.

"The history of clubs he’s been at proves that he can handle the level, Max Meyer is a Premier League player," Derry told Love Sport Radio.

"Technically he’s fantastic, I’ve watched him closely - the way he manipulates the ball, and the vision he has when he’s in possession.

Derry, who only briefly played in the Premier League with both Palace and Queens Park Rangers, knows first-hand just how hard it is to adjust to life in the top-flight.

He added: "I only played in the Premier League for two years and what I did know is that the league back then, and its grown since I’ve retired, is that it’s an unbelievably physically challenging league for players at certain times, especially when you’re fighting for you lives."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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