'I nearly broke my hip', Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha discusses his near miss

Wilfried Zaha playing for Crystal Palace

The former Manchester United starlet risked a lot scoring against QPR last month.

Wilfried Zaha has been in great form recently for Crystal Palace.

He has scored two goals in his last two games, including a brave finish against QPR last month. He charged through and slid on goal to tuck the ball into an empty net after a great cross from Yannick Bolasie.

But he also crashed into the post at rapid pace.

Today he has spoken about that goal, telling the Telegraph about the impact, which he feels almost caused him serious damage:

"You are not going to keep hold of the ball constantly when you are trying things. He [Alan Pardew] understands that I am going to mess up a couple of times but there is that one chance, two chances, when there will be a decent end product.

“And that’s what I am working on – to make that consistent because that’s the main thing in the Premier League. He’s prepared to work with me. I’ve been out there for hours with him working on running out wide and into the box to get on the end of things. That’s something that I wasn’t really doing. I had a tap-in where I nearly broke my hip and another goal when I just gambled and ran. Those are the things he is trying to put into our games and I appreciate that.”

Palace agreed to bring him back permanently in the winter window. Zaha signed a five-and-a-half year deal back with The Eagles in what BBC Sport reported was a £3 million move, quite a considerable loss from Manchester United on the talented winger.

The player is clearly beginning to rediscover his best form for the club and if he can continue scoring goals in the way he currently is, Palace fans will be buzzing over the amount he might end up bagging for the club.

If he continues to show the sort of commitment that saw him almost break his hip, he might find his way back to the top echelon of the game.

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