International break suits Palace boss Freedman

Crystal Palace boss Dougie Freedman is looking to the international break as an opportunity for his young players to catch their breath.

Crystal Palace boss Dougie Freedman is looking to the international break as an opportunity for his young players to catch their breath.

Their eight-game unbeaten run finally came to a halt when they slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Cardiff on Saturday.

And Freedman admitted: "We have young players and it has been relentless, so the break comes at the right time. We can rest up and go again.

"Cardiff was probably a game too far. We lacked a spark but performed well against an experienced side, and I believe we are on the right path for our long-term goal."

 
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