Zaha feels practice the key to Eagles' goal rush
Wilfried Zaha feels Saturday's 3-1 win at Burnley shows Crystal Palace's forwards are reaping the rewards of hard work.
The Eagles bagged their eighth Premier League goal in the past three games at the weekend as they took care of the resurgent Clarets at Turf Moor, with Zaha scoring the third 14 minutes from the end of the match.
Michy Batshuayi notched the second just after the break after Phil Bardsley's first-half own goal had given the visitors a 1-0 half-time lead, and it was a comfortable afternoon for the south Londoners.
Zaha now has eight top-flight goals this term and is enjoying his productive spell.
"I’m always happy to score really and obviously help the team," he said. "The main thing is the three points for the team but I’m glad I could add to the goals.
"I score goals like that all the time in training when we play five-a-side, so it’s nice to finally get a goal like that in a game."
Batshuayi now has two goals for Palace since his January switch to Selhurst Park and Zaha believes that work on the training ground is paying off for all the forwards.
"It’s just practice, really," he added. "We’re practising shooting all the time and we’re only going to get better. Over time, we’re showing it on the pitch and getting the goals we need."
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