Frank de Boer: 'I will fight for Crystal Palace future'

Jessica Allison
September 11, 2017

A Chris Wood goal condemned Frank de Boer's side to yet another Premier League defeat, with toothless Palace failing to score yet in the current Premier League campaign, though they did manage two goals in a League Cup win over Ipswich.

Frank de Boer spoke of his "hope for the future" at Crystal Palace despite the team's record-setting fourth straight loss to open the English Premier League season.

The arrival of former Ajax coach De Boer as Sam Allardyce's successor was meant to herald an elevation in the quality of the Eagles' playing style, but Palace are now the first top-flight team since the 1924-25 season to lose their first four matches without scoring a goal.

De Boer was only appointed as Palace boss this summer, as successor to Sam Allardyce, who left the club after helping them escape relegation last season.

Speaking at Palace's training ground, 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". I know that Joel Ward is not an ideal wing-back but the board and all the other people at Crystal Palace knew.

An very 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.

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With Parish watching from the stands, De Boer saw second bottom Palace waste a string of chances to at least snatch a point and he will head back to south London with his future in doubt. "I don't do favourites, I don't do price tags or things like that, I [pick] the ones that will fit the team and be effective on any given day".

"I said before the match I had a good feeling that the squad have confidence, but they didn't start with that confidence, and maybe that is the result of the goal we conceded".

Parish, who led a consortium that purchased the club in 2010, told fans: "We are four games in, it's a awful start but we have to stick together".

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.

"There was only one team deserving to win today and it was us". He is another player we have been monitoring for a long time and sometimes the lines just cross at the right time.

"The message is just to try to do your best", De Boer says.

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