Wilfried Zaha Admits He Needs To Leave Crystal Palace To Play Champions League Football

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Wilfried Zaha has admitted he wants to leave Crystal Palace in search of Champions League football.

Zaha only signed a new five-year contract last summer, becoming Palace’s highest-paid player.

But now the Ivory Coast forward has put a host of interested clubs on notice by targeting top-level European football as one of his chief career aims.

“I have to experience the Champions League. I just need the opportunity, that’s it, and I’ll do the rest,”  Wilfried Zaha told the Daily Mail.

“It gives me goosebumps seeing the crowds, amazing stadiums.”

When I’m seeing players I think, ‘What would I do in that predicament?’”

“I feel I can get to that stage, with the confidence I have and belief in my ability. I should be there. I’m missing out. I don’t just want to be at home watching it.

“Real players, when the time comes, it’s that big stage, they’re the ones that step up. I want to be that player in the big game.

“I want to be competing at the highest level where there’s an opportunity to win trophies – that’s where I picture myself,” said Zaha.

“For me to be better, to achieve what I know I am capable of, I have to aim to play at the very highest level, to win trophies,’ he said.

“I’m blessed to have come this far in my playing career and I have so many people to thank for that. But I feel like there is so much more I have to offer.”



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