Crystal Palace boss Vieira sets Zaha goals target for next season

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira believes Wilfried Zaha can reach the 20-goal mark next season.

The Ivory Coast international has found the net on 14 occasions this campaign with 13 of them in the Premier League.

Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min are the only players in the top flight to score more than 20 league goals this season but Vieira believes his talisman, who will be 30 in November, is more than capable of reaching that standard.

“Yes, I don’t have any doubt about that. When you are looking at the goals he scores, the chances he creates, the chances the team creates, I believe he can get around those figures,” the Palace boss said.

“Wilf is at the peak of his game and I think he has this maturity to understand the game better than in the last couple of years.

“We play in a way that allows him to create more chances, that allows him to be more in front of goal and then it is about him taking those chances. He missed a couple of those chances this year but I believe next season his target has to be around 20 goals.”

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