The Norwegian playmaker revealed his short-term aim in his first captain's notes for the official programme ahead of this weekend's game against Leicester City.
He wrote: "All the new players have settled well so far, and I know that it's important that I build a good understanding with Gabriel Jesus early as well. Against Palace we didn't have too many combinations, but he did play me in for the chance in the second half. I should have taken a shot, and that would have been a great start for us together.
"But I think our combination play was really good in pre-season and we have a great connection in training too. I enjoy so much playing with him, so hopefully we can see more of that in the next games.
"For my chance against Palace, I was thinking to take a touch a bit more to the left, and then I took it to the right instead and I felt the player was more in front of me than he actually was. When I saw the clip back I wasn't happy with it, but you have to learn from it, always improve and hopefully next time I will take the shot and score. I know it was the wrong decision of course.
"The important thing is that we got the win, and we want to carry on our run."