The 26-year-old Crystal Palace footballer is eager to be playing the European tournament, and he’s willing to change clubs if needed.

Ivory Coast national team forward Wilfried Zaha signed a five-year contract with English Premier League side Crystal Palace last summer.

But now he’s rethinking his decision, as he said he would do anything to play in the UEFA Champions League once again, something he will not do next season for Palace.

“I have to experience the Champions League. I just need the opportunity, that’s it, and I’ll do the rest,” Zaha told The Daily Mail.

“It gives me goosebumps seeing the crowds, amazing stadiums.”

“When I’m seeing players I think, ‘What would I do in that predicament?’,” he added.

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“I feel I can get to that stage, with the confidence I have and believe in my ability. I should be there. I’m missing out. I don’t just want to be at home watching it.”

“Real players, when the time comes, it’s that big stage, they’re the ones that step up. I want to be that player in the big game,” Zaha said.

“I want to be competing at the highest level where there’s an opportunity to win trophies – that’s where I picture myself.”

“For me to be better, to achieve what I know I am capable of, I have to aim to play at the very highest level, to win trophies,’ he added.

“I’m blessed to have come this far in my playing career and I have so many people to thank for that. But I feel like there is so much more I have to offer.”


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