Pardew row over as Palace star eyes regular role

South Korea international Chung-Yong Lee is eager to impress at Crystal Palace in a bid to become a first-team regular.

Crystal Palace: Pardew row over as Palace star eyes regular roleCrystal Palace: Pardew row over as Palace star eyes regular role

Lee joined Palace in February 2015 but has struggled to establish himself in the side since his switch from Bolton Wanderers.

The 28-year-old appeared to be angling for a move away in April when he criticised boss Alan Pardew to media in his homeland, saying the manager was “hot tempered” and runs the team with “very short-term vision”.

Lee said he felt humiliated at a lack of opportunities in an interview with Sports Seoul and admitted he “should try to talk to other clubs” during the summer, but the winger has now had a change of heart after featuring in pre-season.

The Palace winger has now stated he is eager to impress Pardew and he is looking forward to the season ahead.

“I am looking forward to this season,” he said, as reported by the Croydon Advertiser.

“Hopefully I will get some more minutes and get the chance to show what I can do.

“Last season I didn’t get too many minutes, so I hope to play more this season.”

“We have a lot of good players here, and for me, it is important to show everyday what I can do and to take my chance when it comes.”

He added: “I know that the team wants that from me and I will try to do my best to do that.

“Scoring goals gives players and the team confidence, and we have many good players who can score goals in the team.

“But adding more goals and assists is important for me.”

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