Ghana international Jordan Ayew says losing Patrick Vieira at Crystal Palace was a shame but appreciates the former gaffer for his efforts.
Vieira was shown the exit following a season which has seen the Eagles struggle for consistency in the Premier League. Prior to his sacking, the Frenchman had not won a game since beating Bournemouth away from home in December.
However, a run of 12 games without victory saw Palace part ways with the former Arsenal player while the appointment of Roy Hodgson has seen them win back-to-back league games.
Jordan was back among the goals for Palace over the weekend in the win over Leeds United and the player commended his former boss.
“It is the Premier League and you are playing against the good sides, so sometimes it is going to be difficult.”
“We always have to stick to the gameplan from Roy, try and help the team, stay in the shape, track my man, do the basic things basically in the game and afterwards you’re rewarded,” he said.
“Since Roy came in, he is done a good job so far, allowed us to express ourselves and that is what we are doing.”
“Not to forget about what Patrick did for the club as well, I want to thank him as well for the amazing job he did here before.”
“It is a shame we lost him, but we thank him for everything he is done for us during that time.”
Jordan now has three league goals this season for Palace with a handful of games to go until the end of the season.
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