Wilfried Zaha scores wonder-goal in Crystal Palace training… but did he really mean it?

WILFRIED ZAHA has simply supplementary associate degreeother few million to his transfer value… once evaluation an absolute peach of a goal in pre-season coaching.

The Crystal Palace star, 25, is needed by a bunch of high clubs this summer, with the Eagles facing a desperate battle to cling onto the athlete.

 

Wilfried Zaha scored a wonder-goal in training... but was it deliberate?
Wilfried Zaha scored a wonder-goal in training… but was it deliberate?
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The ball is pinged across the pitch to Wilfried Zaha on the left-wing
The ball is pinged across the pitch to Wilfried Zaha on the left-wing

And you can see why after his run-out in a seven-a-side clash on Tuesday.

Playing on the left-wing, Zaha has a long ball pinged over to him from the right flank.

Instead of taking a touch and whipping in a dangerous ball, the Ivorian international opts to throw his left boot at it.

Despite it being his weak foot, the ball arrows into the far, top corner of the net in one of the most ridiculous goals you’ll ever see.

Wilfried Zaha smacks the ball first time with his 'weaker' left foot
Wilfried Zaha smacks the ball first time with his ‘weaker’ left foot
The ball flies across the box and dangerously towards the far corner
The ball flies across the box and dangerously towards the far corner

However, not everyone was convinced the £70million-rated man meant it… including his own boss, Roy Hodgson.

Stopping the training session momentarily, Hodgson addresses his squad, asking: “Hold on, hold on…

“All of you who think that was a wonder-goal and a great volley, put up your hands now.

“All of you who thought it was a beautiful cross before it went in, raise your hands now.”

The ball dips and swerves into the far, top corner of the net
The ball dips and swerves into the far, top corner of the net

Wilfried Zaha celebrated, but not even Roy Hodgson could tell if he meant it
Wilfried Zaha celebrated, but not even Roy Hodgson could tell if he meant it
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The straw poll saw a fairly even split… so we’ll just have to take Zaha’s word for it.

Zaha is wanted by the likes of Everton, Tottenham and now even Borussia Dortmund this summer as he plots a move to a “big club”.

However, the South Londoners are holding out for at least £70m – with the sky-high figure already proving a problem for potential suitors.

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