De Boer vows to fight on, Benitez gets boost

Erica Murray
September 11, 2017

"I've said it many times, we all want everything yesterday, instant success, and we are in that business, particularly in the Premier League", he said. I know that Joel Ward is not an ideal wing-back but the board and all the other people at Crystal Palace knew.

"We have to make sure we are right and I think we will be". Just by looking at the managers that Palace have recently hired over the last couple of years - Tony Pulis, Alan Pardew, Sam Allardyce- managers who are not known for wanting their players to be able to keep the ball, to pass the ball around and hold onto possession like De Boer wants.

An bad back pass from South Korean midfielder Lee Chung-yong gifted the third-minute opener to Wood, as Burnley's recent club-record signing from Leeds United confidently fired past Wayne Hennessey. De Boer turned away in disgust and slumped into his seat in the dugout with his hands in his pockets.

Media reports have suggested that former Ajax and Inter Milan coach De Boer, in his first season at the club, could find himself sacked soon but he denied he had received any kind of ultimatum from Palace.

After agreeing to take charge of Crystal Palace in June, Frank de Boer sought advice from a former manager who has become a friend, Louis van Gaal.

From Devonshire Rec and Bernard Park only seven years ago, Wells is set to visit places such as Anfield, Old Trafford and the Emirates Stadium this season for games against Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal.

"But if you look all over at how we showed spirit, I think we were quite dynamic".

"I had a good feeling we would score, I had confidence, but we didn't start with that confidence. That is all I can do", the former Dutch global said. "We know that we have started a project and we're going to finish that project". Palace also had as many as 22 chances with Dann having a goalbound effort cleared off the line, and then miss an opening goal in the last five minutes of the game.

Last season, the Clarets completed a double on their opponents, and they won the corresponding fixture 3-2.

Regarding the way Palace had gone behind, De Boer said: "Of course, you don't expect that".

Speaking at a press conference from Palace's training ground on Friday afternoon, De Boer said: "I have always had serious conversations with Steve, we come together one day in the week and talk about what is going on".

They pushed and pushed for an equaliser, and Pope made a fine save from Benteke after he had broken into the penalty area for what was Palace's best chance of the match.

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