De Boer vows to fight on, Benitez gets boost

Hope Soto
September 11, 2017

During the global break, chairman Steve Parish admitted the start to the new campaign had "not been great", adding "i t's a results-based business, so if you don't get wins".

The New Zealand striker shot first-time from 35 meters past Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, who was stranded outside his area, for his second goal in as many games since joining from second-tier Leeds. While the pressure is still on, former Palace boss Alan Pardew reckons the spirit and application of the team on Sunday will encourage the club's owners to stick with De Boer a while longer yet.

Given how often Van Gaal used to appeal for patience for his philosophy to bear fruit, it is surprising to hear he now believes he deviated too much from his own creed.

"Although the margin of the defeat is small, I'm really disappointed with our performance", Swans manager Paul Clement said.

The defeat has replicated the Eagles' worst start to a league campaign in 92 years and therefore puts his side one more straight defeat away from a very unwanted record.

Newcastle assistant manager Francisco de Miguel Moreno said: "Rafa wanted to come and wanted to do everything he could to attend but the weather conditions were not the best".

De Boer said that he had met with Steve Parish this week and said he was convinced that the Palace chairman, as well as the players, fully understood what he was trying to do.

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"Everybody who was in the stadium or sitting behind the television, I think there was only one team deserving to win and that was us", he told Sky Sports.

While Frank de Boer's side travelled to Burnley in the hope of kick-starting what has been a torrid start to the Premier League campaign, his side got off to the worst possible start when Lee Chung-Yong played a ideal defence-splitting ball through to Chris Wood inside the first five minutes, who obliged and netted for Burnley.

De Boer's frustration with the outcome of the game was clear in his post-match interview with Sky Sports.

If De Boer's philosophy is tied neither to a formation nor to a precise style, what does it entail? What should De Boer's Palace look like?

"I thought they were the better side". "They have to recognise "OK, now we have to do this, now we have to do that".

"I am not so concerned about that, I think we have a very good relationship". Just by looking at the managers that Palace have recently hired over the last couple of years - Tony Pulis, Alan Pardew, Sam Allardyce- managers who are not known for wanting their players to be able to keep the ball, to pass the ball around and hold onto possession like De Boer wants. His philosophy is that players should be brilliant.

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