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Jordan Ayew: Ghana Forward Looks Forward to Successful Season With Crystal Palace
- Jordan Ayew is confident Crystal Palace will enjoy a good season
- The Eagles travel to Bramall Lane for their opening game of the season
- Ayew is expected to play a pivotal role in the new campaign
Ghana forward, Jordan Ayew is eager to get going in the new English Premier League season, as Crystal Palace take a trip to the Bramall Lane to face returnees Sheffield United.
The 31-year-old remains one of the most experienced players in the Palace team following the departure of Wilfried Zaha in the summer transfer window.
Ayew has been preparing for the new campaign with the rest of his teammates following a pre-season tour of the United States.
And ahead of the Eagles' league opener, Ayew has stated that the South London club will have to continue from where they left off last season.
“We need to stay humble and keep on working hard, because we know we have a lot of work to do if we want to be at the top," he told Crystal Palace TV.
“We need to improve on certain aspects of the game and we know that demands time, but we’ll get there. The most important thing is to always put in performances and show that we’re building on what we did last season, and to continue playing strongly.
“We need to build on what we did last season."
Meanwhile, the former Swansea City player believes the game against Sheffield will be a tough one, but hopes Palace can get the best possible start.
“[Sheffield United away] is one of those games where you know the opponent will come out strongly. It’s going to be a very difficult game, but we just need to believe in our ability," he said.
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“We know that, going there, it’s not going to be easy, but we’ll try our best to win the game. That’s why we play football and what we want to do this season: try to win games.”
Ayew wants to play for GPL club
The 31-year-old has been playing in Europe since he started his professional career, featuring for clubs in France and England.
The former Olympique Marseille forward has few years left to play at the highest level of European football and he is already considering returning home.