Teams are hunting Palace down – Pardew

1 Apr

Alan Pardew

Crystal Palace have not won in 13 league games, but are in the FA Cup semi-finals

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says teams are “hunting them down” in a bid for Premier League survival.

The Eagles, who sit 16th in the table and seven points clear of the relegation zone, head to West Ham United on Saturday without a league win in 13 matches.

They are still to face two of those below them in Norwich City and Pardew’s former club Newcastle United.

“We have a challenge in front of us,” said the 54-year-old.

“The teams below us are now going to hunt points and hunt it down and unfortunately we are in a position to catch, so we have to really up our game.

“We’re not sleepwalking, we’re not day-dreaming, we are fully committed to getting the points as soon as we can.”

Pardew says the Selhurst Park outfit have “no momentum” ahead of their trip to another of his former clubs.

“It’s a little bit easier when you have the points under your belt to look at other teams and say ‘they’ll be fine’, but we’re not,” he added.


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