Bring on the Swans, Holloway relishing a shot at Laudrup's Euro conquerors
Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway is relishing the challenge of taking on Swansea City tomorrow, having watched their brand of football from the commentary box.
Inbetween clubs, Holloway spent time with the BBC Five Live team and watched the Swans as a neutral from behind the microphone.
With his Eagles about to welcome Michael Laudrup’s outfit to Selhurst Park, Holloway wants his charges to push on, and to make the most of a bright start to life in the Premier League.
He said: “The atmosphere in our camp is good, and so it should be, we’re Palace, we’re in the Premier League and we want to stay there.
“We’ve given a good account of ourselves so far, but let’s push on from there and give some other people some problems.”
Swansea showed their quality beating Valencia 3-0 in Spain in the Europa League on Thursday night, with a performance hailed as one of the greatest European nights in Welsh history.
Palace will have had eight days to recover from the trip to Manchester United, giving Holloway reason to be cheerful.
He added: “I am glad we have a couple more days than Swansea to prepare, we have some fantastic options in the squad.
“They were playing on Thursday, not thinking about us, whereas we were thinking about them, and we have to make sure we take advantage of that.”
He added: “Swansea are an excellent side. Having watched them during my time commentating you can see how well they pass, attack and move the ball.
“They will have a lot of possession, they will look to play it around and I am looking forward to dealing with that challenge, “I cannot wait for Sunday to go up against it.”
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