Crystal Palace: Boss hails Palace survival

Ross Houston
May 25, 2017

And the Tigers realistically needed to win in order to stand a chance on the final day, but their poor away form continued as they succumb to defeat to Crystal Palace and indeed relegation.

The Welsh club will host West Bromwich Albion on Sunday, 21 May in the season's final round of games.

"Now is not the moment to talk about the future of the manager".

"I respect the club too much and these fans, who have been wonderful since I came here".

"So I won't put them under any more pressure than they need to be under, but they'll still feel the pressure no matter what and how the deal with it is going to be the key factor. It was the flawless performance by the players today and it's terrific for everyone that's taken part since I've been here, particularly the fans". The moment is to think what is better for the club. "We'll talk in the next few days, before the Tottenham match".

But they conceded after just three minutes and Silva added: "It's not a good day for us".

"The manager had the problem proving that he was right and I was wrong because there was no video evidence or no analysis, so all the video analysis we get now means there is no hiding place".

The visitors to Selhurst Park required all three points on Sunday to keep their hopes of avoiding the drop alive, but goals from Wilfried Zaha, Christian Benteke, Luka Milivojevic and Patrick van Aanholt condemned Hull to relegation. That was one target I had in my career, and we tried to do our best.

Even though Premier League clubs have their focus on the title from the start of their campaign every season, teams at the bottom fight their own battles in order to see themselves play in the League the next season.

The Tigers' campaign has been marred by poor signings and boardroom turmoil that contributed to Steve Bruce quitting a year ago after he had led them to promotion.

Zaha has made 34 appearances across all competitions this year, scoring seven times, including the opener against Hull to help secure Premier League football next season. You should be doing that in June, in pre-season.

"It was a brilliant effort by the players today, tactically we set up to nullify Hull and really expose them where we thought they were weak".

"There are many things (that need to change)".

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