Crystal Palace boss Vieira hails Olise, Mitchell for victory at West Ham

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira says victory at West Hmm was thoroughly deserved.

Butdespite expressing his delight with the late victory and fightback, Vieira was pragmatic in his focus, saying Palace have more work to do.

“It’s been coming,” he said of the away win. “I think away from home we had some difficult games but overall our performances were quite good. I think today again it was a really good performance from the team.

“This is the way we want to play the game. From the start we were really positive. We had a really good approach, managed to control the game, had possession, dominated the game and this is one of the parts of the game we need to improve: trying to score those goals when we’re on top.

“We still have a lot to improve, a lot to work on. We had enough possession and created enough to score more goals and make better decisions in the last third. Defensively we conceded too many situations. This is a really good win for the confidence but it doesn’t take away parts of the game we need to work on.”

The manager was asked to comment on two key, young players from the clash: Michael Olise, who scored the late winner, and Tyrick Mitchell, who remained solid at the back while pushing high on the left.

“He was really lively,” Vieira said of Olise, “getting the ball at his feet, creating situations for us. He had a really good game today. Michael is still growing as a player. Away at Everton he found it really difficult to get involved but today he was much better; we have to expose him for him to grow as a player. There’s no doubt about his ability to score goals or play well.

“I think we’re starting to see the real Tyrick. The last three or four games he’s been doing really well and we need him at his best to perform and keep performing like he did today.”