Crystal Palace manager has full faith in players

Alan Pardew

The Eagles have been on an abysmal run of form, with just one league win since the turn of the year.

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has spoken about how he has full faith in his players and how changing tactics and formations would have eroded the trust within the group.

The Eagles secured a huge win against relegation rivals Norwich City on Saturday and Pardew feels the belief he had in his players is now justified, as reported by Sky Sports.

"Sometimes if you do feel like you need to change the system you don't want to change it dramatically and go too far away with what you have been doing," Pardew said. "They've stood us in good stead and we've had amazing results since I've been here but you look at the last period and it's not so good."

The win over the Canaries took Pardew's men a full 10 points clear of 18th-placed Sunderland, and that now enables them to be fully focused on their upcoming FA Cup semi-final against Watford.

Pardew went on to say how his experience as a manager helped him and his team through their tough spell and prevented him from making unnecessary changes:

"There's been times when I was a younger manager and woke up one morning and thought 'I might play a sweeper today, that makes sense'. I'm long past those days, trust me," he said.

Palace host Everton tonight in the Premier league, before making a trip to the Emirates Stadium  to play Arsenal on Sunday. 

How Pardew would love for Palace's Premier league status to be secured before the trip to Wembley on April 24.

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