Crystal Palace star Scott Dann talks up Marouane Chamakh’s display v Tottenham Hotspur

Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann explains how teammate Marouane Chamakh made life tough for the Tottenham Hotspur defenders in the Premier League on Saturday.

Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann has been singing the praises of teammate Marouane Chamakh.

The Morocco international started Saturday’s Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane and gave a good account of himself.

Despite failing to score, former Arsenal striker Chamakh was a menace to the Spurs defenders and always kept them on their toes.

Reflecting on the 30-year-old's performance against Tottenham, Dann told The Croydon Advertiser: “You know if you go to places like White Hart Lane and sit too deep, sooner or later someone is going to open you up.

“We wanted to make sure we were on the front foot, and Marouane Chamakh up front was great for us leading the line really well.

“God knows how many miles he ran but that enabled us, along with the two wide lads, to get up the pitch.”

Chamakh, who joined Palace from Arsenal in the summer of 2013, has been playing in the Premier League since 2010, but he is not among the top strikers.

During his time with the Gunners, the former Bordeaux star could score just eight league goals and has continued to misfire for Palace.

However, Chamakh remains an important player for the Eagles, who are once again set for a relegation fight, and performances like that against Tottenham will be helpful to the cause.

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