Last Sunday brought yet another disappointing result for Crystal Palace after late goals from substitutes Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun saw Everton claim victory over Roy Hodgson’s men.
Crystal Palace’s 2-0 defeat at Goodison Park was their sixth of the Premier League campaign, and midfielder James McArthur has since come out to speak about what the current mood in the dressing room is like.
“Goals change games but we win or lose as a team,” McArthur told Football.London after the Eagles’ recent defeat.
“We are just disappointed that we have conceded the goals. We feel in that changing room that we should be doing better.
“We have obviously got tough games coming up. We know it is going to be tough but sometimes we bounce back when no one expects us to.”
Assessing Crystal Palace’s squad, the south London club really should be doing better.
The team are not exactly blessed with goals with Wilfried Zaha often looking like the only player who can be trusted when coming up against the opposition goalkeeper for Hodgson’s side.
But dropping so many points at home to the likes of Southampton, Newcastle United and Wolves should not be happening — especially when games against Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United are to come.
As alluded to by McArthur, though, Crystal Palace usually do go up another gear against the Premier League elite and are often able to take points away from them.
However, if they are not able to do such this time round, they could be in serious trouble considering how results versus the teams around them have gone so far this season.
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