Kouyate: Crystal Palace must stay focused after Aston Villa defeat,
The Senegal worldwide has urged the Eagles to sit up for bouncing again from their loss in opposition to the Claret and Blue Military
Cheikhou Kouyate has inspired Crystal Palace to stay focused on returning to successful methods after struggling a 3-0 defeat in opposition to Aston Villa on Boxing Day.
The 31-year-old featured prominently because the Eagles suffered their seventh Premier League lack of the season at Villa Park.
Targets from Burkina Faso worldwide Bertrand Traore, Kortney Hause and Anwar El Ghazi ensured Villa’s victory within the encounter.
The defeat ensured Roy Hodgson’s males dropped to the 14th spot on the Premier League desk after failing so as to add to their 18 factors to this point earned within the marketing campaign.
Kouyate has urged his aspect to not dwell a lot on the defeat however to sit up for securing victory once they tackle Leicester Metropolis of their subsequent league outing on Monday.
“After they misplaced a person we mentioned within the second half we had been going to come back out to attempt to rating however after two extra objectives it’s very arduous to take,” Kouyate instructed the membership web site.
“We tried to do every thing however immediately will not be our day. We simply have to stay optimistic and proceed to work arduous as a result of typically you will have this second within the season. We have to stay collectively.
“We have to discuss and stay focussed for Monday as a result of we have now one other huge recreation.”
Palace are actually winless of their final 4 video games, together with their 7-0 thrashing by Premier League leaders and reigning champions Liverpool.
Kouyate, who has featured in a number of roles for Palace this season, will hope to assist them halt their unimpressive run in opposition to Leicester Metropolis.
The Senegal worldwide has been with the Eagles for the reason that summer time of 2018 when he joined the aspect from West Ham United.
The versatile defender has performed in additional than 85 video games throughout all competitions for Palace and within the present marketing campaign, he has made 15 appearances.
Kouyate can also be an necessary member of the Senegal nationwide group and has 57 caps for the West African aspect.
He captained the Teranga Lions to a second-place end on the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and has performed a big function of their 2022 Afcon qualifiers.