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Patrick Vieira will be demanding his players ‘raise the bar’ next season at Crystal Palace

Patrick Vieira will demand from his players next season to raise the bar as he strives for perfection at Crystal Palace after a fantastic debut year as manager at the Premier League club

  • Patrick Vieira insisted he will demand more from his players next season
  • The 48-year-old enjoyed tremendous success in his first year in charge
  • He took Palace to a semi-final of the FA Cup, racking up 48 league points and being nominated for Premier League Manager of the Year
  • The Arsenal legend led Palace to highest ranking since 2018-19

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira insists he will demand more from his players, his staff and himself when the 2022-23 Premier League season gets underway.

After a wildly successful debut season as leader of a Premier League club, the former Arsenal legend believes everyone must raise the bar if Palace is to build on a season that saw them rack up 48 league points and send Chelsea to the FA Cup semi-finals. defeat. final at Wembley.

Vieira was seen by many as a risky choice given his mediocre management resume in which he led New York City FC and Ligue 1 side Nice.

Patrick Vieira had a brilliant first year as manager of Crystal Palace last season

Patrick Vieira had a brilliant first year as manager of Crystal Palace last season

The manager (left) oversaw last season's biggest team overhaul of the club's current era

The manager (left) oversaw last season’s biggest team overhaul of the club’s current era

But the 48-year-old showed critics he was well worth the job with his nomination for Premier League Manager of the Season, which summed up how good his first year in the Palace dugout had been.

Vieira not only gave the club fans a new style of exciting football, he also gave them the belief that they could be more than a club fighting to avert relegation, eventually finishing 13 points above the drop zone.

He kicked off the biggest team overhaul in the club’s current era by overseeing seven departures within his first 60 days in the role and by the end of the season had awarded debuts to nine players.

He led Palace to safety in the Premier League and took them to an FA Cup semi-final

He led Palace to safety in the Premier League and took them to an FA Cup semi-final

On the club’s official website, Vieira praised everyone’s efforts last season but made a bold appeal to Palace to take their game to the next level.

“Of course I am very happy with the progress we have made from Chelsea to United,” he said.

“We want more and as a staff we need to take our game to another level.

“I expect them to come up with different ideas to share and bring to the table because we have to be more demanding of the players.

The Palace boss has insisted he will demand more from his players and staff next season

The Palace boss has insisted he will demand more from his players and staff next season

‘I will be more demanding of my employees and more of myself. We all need to raise the bar,” he added.

“We can improve in possession: the number of goals we score, play a little faster forward, find better positions to create chances and score goals, find and make better decisions between the lines and across the field.

“We can still improve in possession.

‘We can also improve our defensive organization’, says Vieira.



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