The Palace winger scored his fifth goal since his nightmare miss at White Hart Lane in January as the Eagles soared up to 12th in the table.
"It was a difficult time for me," he said.
"But to give the gaffer his credit, and the coaching staff - Gerry Francis, the gaffer and David Kemp - they were great for me. The way the gaffer spoke to me about it - told me not to worry about it, forget about it and prove how good a player I am.
"Since then I haven't really looked back. That has been a good thing for me.
"I think it's important with anything you do - you must look forward to the next game. We've won three in a row so we look forward to the next one. I think this one was massive, we've got two tough away games."
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