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Milivojevic urges Palace figthback

16th September 2019, 15:34 by Neil Foster

Midfielder Luka Milivojevic has vowed that Crystal Palace will learn for their Tottenham humbling and bounce back against Wolves next weekend.

The Eagles went to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after back-to-back Premier League wins but were blown away by a first-half blitz.

Son Heung-Min scored twice while Erik Lamela also got on the score sheet and Patrick van Aanholt turned the ball into his own net before the break to leave Roy Hodgson’s men 4-0 down and shell-shocked.

There were no further goals in the second period as Palace tightened up and Spurs took their feet off the gas but the damage had already been done.

The result leaves the south Londoners 12th in the top-flight standings and one of five clubs on seven points ahead of the arrival of Nuno Espirito Santo’s men next Sunday.



Milivojevic was disappointed with the result and at a loss as to why his side were so poor early in the contest.

“It was a very tough day for us,” he said. “I have no good explanation at the moment. But you could see in the first 20 or 30 minutes they were better than us.”

Scoring goals has been an issue for Palace this term, with only three in their first five matches and that is something that needs to be addressed to avoid being sucked into a relegation dogfight.

Milivojevic does not have all the answers but made it clear that he and his team-mates will be looking for a much-improved display when the West Midlanders come calling.

“In my opinion, from any defeat you can learn a lot if you do good analysis of the match,” he added. “We can see and correct a lot of things from this game, to try to not repeat in future.

“You know, we’re going to analyse the game next week and prepare for Wolves.”

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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