Crystal Palace live-wire Wilfred Zaha has lauded the performance of Ghana defender Jeffrey Schlupp in the just ended Premiership campaign.

Schlupp was one of the instrumental figures of Roy Hodgson's men during the 2018/19 season, scoring five goals and providing two assists.

According to Zaha, Schlupp’s name might not necessarily be first on the team sheet but he is a player they cannot do away with.

“Schlupp may not be the first name on the team sheet, but he is a valued squad member at Palace, and he has won over plenty of fans with his performances this season,” Zaha stated in a special interaction with fans on Twitter.

“As Roy Hodgson noted in recent weeks, he has been a big miss when he has been out injured, as he offers Palace another option, both defensively and going forward. He is clearly liked by Hodgson, and I think he has shown considerable improvement in his time at the club.”

“He is certainly not a bad player, indeed he is a Premier League winner from his time at Leicester, and I think he has shown his worth to the Eagles this season.” He added.

Schlupp has been ruled out of the upcoming AFCON with an injury.

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