Man Utd signing Zaha: I never let praise go to my head

Manchester United signing Wilfried Zaha is aware of his critics.
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Manchester United signing Wilfried Zaha is aware of his critics.

On-loan at Crystal Palace, Zaha was outstanding for England U21 in victory over Romania on Thursday.

"For all the good stuff I hear (being said) about me, there are many that say I’ m over-rated," said Zaha, whose week ended on a high after it started with him receiving a one-match FA ban. ‘So this is going to be a great chance for me to show what I’m all about and why I have got to where I am now.

"I know it will be a crazy experience for me out there (in Israel) so I’m looking forward to it. I do feel the pressure and the hardest thing about being a footballer is (how) to cope with it. I just get my head down and say to myself I’m there for a reason.

"Every time I go on the pitch I have to prove myself. I don’t know how I deal with it. I just keep my head down and try to cope with it. It has been a dream being involved in the international set-up. My first goal was just to get involved with the Under-21s."

 
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