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How Zaha overcame transfer rumors

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The Crystal Palace footballer, Wilfried Zaha, explained how his head “was all over the place” because of the transfer speculation during the summer.

During the summer transfer window, there were many rumors that Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha was set to leave the club.

But in the end, he stayed with his team, overcoming those transfer rumors that made his head be “all over the place.”

“I had to put my head down and play my football,” Zaha told BBC Africa.

“I would have been hindering my own progress by moaning and not wanting to perform properly.”

The Palace star added: “I have too much respect for my manager, the fans and my team-mates to treat them that way. It was a thing where ‘OK, this hasn’t happened but I’ve got to get on with it’.”

“I’ve got to prove every time that I’m the top player I claim to be so I had to get over that quickly.”

“Obviously my head was a bit all over the place at the beginning of the season but I had to nail down and just get on with it because the team deserved that,” he added.

“I’m seeing how it goes. I’m a Crystal Palace player and I’m just trying to perform to the best of my ability for my club.”

“I’m not thinking about anything else and just taking each day as it comes,” the Eagles star said.

“The season’s gone well so far. We’ve got a lot more in us and I’m happy with the squad and everyone’s happy with where we are right now.”