Eberechi Eze has described Crystal Palace’s 2-0 loss to Newcastle United as “demoralizing”.
The Eagles dominated most of the game, but went home disappointed with nothing to show for their efforts.
The midfielder’s assessment is also spot on, as the Magpies’ two late goals came off 57% possession, 11 shots, seven corners and several impressive saves by Karl Darlow.
But Palace was still outclassed in the closing seconds, prompting Eze to tell Palace TV: “It’s demoralizing to lose like this. We dominate most of the game and I think they punish you in the end if you don’t risk it and leave it too open for them. It is difficult for us to accept, but we will be stronger and we will return.
“We have to move on to the next game and play well in the next game.”
When asked to delve into why Palace’s attacks failed to produce goals, Eze said: “I don’t know. It’s hard. The more we keep creating and the more we get into the opposition box, it will eventually come in.
“We just have to keep trying, keep working to get them to the bottom of the net.”
Ultimately, the 22-year-old expressed a more positive post-match note, reflecting the talents of his teammate, Jeffrey Schlupp, who played ahead of him against United.
“It is very versatile,” Eze said. “Run behind, you can take it to the feet. He’s a great player to play with and I think he’s a great advantage for the team ”.