Crystal Palace administrator Patrick Vieira has shared why he commenced Ghanaian forward player Jordan Ayew over Michael Olise in their goalless head-on against Brentford in the Premier League on Saturday.
Ayew made his first entry for the Eagles after coming back from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, where he discontinued Ghana in the group stages.
Elise had begun the previous four games under Vieira – achieved four and delivered six assists since enlisting Palace last summer from Reading.
He substituted Ayew in the 78th second of the sport.
“Do I have to go into this conclusion as to why I chose this performer over another one?” Vieira announced following their goalless game.
“I don’t need to go into details. I make judgments.
“It has nothing to do with Michael’s achievements in the matches that he has played – he did relatively really well.
“On the other hand, he began two games, and I just needed to bring some new legs in because I realized how hard it would be and how hard the front players are expected to work.
“With Jordan’s familiarity, it’s one of the justifications why I made that call.”