Zaha: My goal drought is killing me!

Wilfried Zaha (photo: Richard Blaxall)

Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha has admitted his frustration at not scoring enough.

After hitting 10 goals last season, the 27-year-old has struggled in front of goal this term with a return of three.

Zaha says he is determined to work at getting more shots away in Palace’s upcoming fixtures to get back on the goal trail.

“I’m doing my best to work at that – last season I managed to get 10 somehow. This drought right now is killing me,” he said to Premier League Productions.

“All I can do is get back to the drawing board and I feel I need to shoot more. That’s the only thing I’m lacking. If you don’t shoot, you don’t score. I just need to shoot a lot more.

“Hopefully in this part of the season, I will get more goals. It’s all I’m lacking right now and that’s what people should expect from me.”

Palace are among the lowest scorers in the division and a mid-season slump has seen them fall to just six points off the relegation zone.

Their starting line-up is also the oldest in the Premier League but Zaha doesn’t see the ageing team as a problem.

“We do have some youngsters coming through like Brandon [Pierrick] which is nice to see,” he added. “But at the same time, you can look at it both ways.

“People can say we have the oldest squad, but at the same time we have the most experienced. People who have played in the Champions League and people who have done it for years. It just depends on how you look at it.

“It doesn’t worry me at all because I play with these people day in, day out and I’ve got absolute trust in them.

“The December and January period was hard with so many games. I’m not the oldest but my body feels like I’ve been through the most. I feel like we’re just in a rough patch but we’ll get through it.”

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