Wilfried Zaha relishes Crystal Palace future under Patrick Vieira as Eagles reach FA Cup semi-finals

Patrick Vieira has revitalized Palace since taking charge last summer and they beat Everton 4-0 yesterday to set up a last four showdown with Chelsea at Wembley next month.

“The team is proving how good they are,” said Zaha.

“Some players haven’t even played together for that long, but it just shows what’s in store for the club, the players who have been signed, what’s in store for us going forward.

“It’s good to be involved and to go to Wembley.

“It was a rough start, but it happens, we managed to overcome that rough start and implement our game on them eventually.”

Vieira says Palace are going through an “exciting time” and are relishing their first appearance at Wembley since reaching the FA Cup final in 2016.

Six days after holding Manchester City to a 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park, Palace fans were treated to arguably their smoothest performance of the season against Everton.

The Eagles are energized by the youth of Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise. Eze is starting to look like his old self following his Achilles injury, while Olise has impressed once again.

Marc Guehi celebrated his England call-up with another impressive display as Palace kept a clean sheet, and Zaha thrives at the heart of the team.

Vieira said: “I think what’s important for these young players is playing games and that’s how they’re going to learn.

“As a football club, we give them the path that allows them to play and improve.

“But there is also a lot of credit with the experienced players we have in our team and all of them play a very important role in being a positive example.

“You have to give a lot of credit to the players we have at our club football who know what you need to do to be a Premier League player.”

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