Palace boss Holloway: Zaha something special

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway says Wilfried Zaha deserves his England chance. He says watching the Eagles star, 20, reminds him of the basketball legends.

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway says Wilfried Zaha deserves his England chance.

He says watching the Eagles star, 20, reminds him of the basketball legends.

Holloway said: “The lads know about it, I’m just starting to see it.

“I’m even giggling at some of it. It’s almost like when I was growing up — the Globetrotters. Meadowlark Lemon and all them... they used to give it all that.

“He can do all of those things with a ball, it’s magnificent. He’s a wonderful kid. Have I seen anyone like him? Nope — not in my whole career. Not close up.

“The skills he’s got, he can do it with his left or his right.

“He lures you in then, before you know it, he’s done something and it’s amazing.

“He is in the right place at the moment, where the fans have their own song for him, ‘He’s just too good for you, he’s just too good for you’.”

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