Ghana striker Jordan Ayew has opened up on Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira desire to have him control of the game regardless of the opponent.
The former Swansea City and Aston Villa attacker is working under the new manager following the departure of Roy Hodgson at the end of last season.
Ayew was completely unplayable when Crystal Palace defeated Championship side Reading FC 3-1 in a pre-season friendly game, scoring one of the goals for the side.
Speaking after the game, he said, “It’s different, because the gaffer came in and had a different style of play and wanted me to have more control of the game, and asked to create a lot of chances.
“He’s trying to keep me high up the pitch, so I have lots of energy. Obviously, me, Wilf [Zaha], Christian [Benteke], JP [Mateta] and [Jeff] Schluppy are just trying to put in the best conditions for us to make the difference up front.
“It was a good one for the team because the second-half was not easy. We defended well. There is a lot of positives – the young guys are performing and everything is going to plan.”