Jach still wants chance to prove himself at Palace

Jaroslaw Jach (photo: CPFC)

Crystal Palace forgotten man Jaroslaw Jach says he has not given up hope of playing for the club.

The Polish centre half has yet to make his Eagles debut since joining from Zaglebie Lubin in January 2018.

He has since gone out on loan to Turkish side Caykur Rizespor, Moldovan outfit Sheriff and now Rakow in the Polish league for the rest of the season.

Now he plans to fight for for a place in Roy Hodgson’s team next year when he returns from his spell on loan.

“No, I don’t feel the Premier League chance is gone. The first attempt was unsuccessful, but there are more tests ahead of me,” he told Przeglad Sportowy.

“I was a tall, fairly fast, left-footed player that appeared in the national team. But looking back at the whole season, I don’t know if anyone would list me in the top five central defenders.

“Now I feel that I have the skills to be in it. I want to confirm that.

“The only thing I regret is that I have not opposed the first loan from Crystal Palace. I did not even start a conversation.

“I immediately adapted to their proposals, even though I felt that I would like to stay and fight. It’s the only decision I’m not sure. But now I feel I’m on the right path. I’m going in the right direction.”

Jach, who is contracted until the summer of 2021, feels not being able to speak English hampered his progression.

The 25-year-old said: “Only one thing annoyed me, the fact that I had not prepared for this trip linguistically. Although I had time, knowing that it is already very close to transfer, I neglected this case.

“I will always blame myself because at my own request I had problems with loose chat in the locker room.

“I think knowing English would definitely help. Not only would I feel better on the team, but I would understand the tips from coaches and colleagues faster.”