Ghanaian international Jeffrey Schlupp has hinted on what Patrick Vieira tasked him to do when he was replacing Conor Gallagher in the game against Leicester City on Sunday.
Schlupp replaced the English youngster in the 71st minute and netted the equalizer a minute later as Crystal Palace recorded a remarkable 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park.
The Ghanaian star revealed that manager Patrick Vieira had instructed him to support Edouard Odsonne in the Palace attack.
“The gaffer has put me on to try and impact the game, and get in the box,” he told Skysports. “I managed to do that straight away and obviously I’m happy to get the goal. I’ll take the goals however they come. I wanted to get in the box and with my header I just wanted to get it on target.
“[Vieira] told me to play in the pockets, play close to the strikers as a right-forward and I managed to find myself close to the goal – and I managed to get myself into the box and get a goal.”He added.
Palace will travel to Emirates Monday, October 18 to face Arsenal in a London derby.