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13 Nov 2012 10:43:37

England New Cap Says 'Only Messi And Ronaldo Are Better'

England new-boy Wilfried Zaha admits "it's 50-50" as to whether he will represent the Ivory Coast in competition.

The 20-year-old Crystal Palace winger has been included in Roy Hodgson's squad to face Sweden on Wednesday night and is expected to make his senior debut, having previously featured at under-21 level.

He's a confident kid, he says he only regards Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi as being better!

Wilfried Zaha: "I was born in the Ivory Coast but all I know is England.

"It's 50-50 at the moment.

"Didier Drogba called me and I was shocked, to be honest. He's a humble guy. I've been with England Under-21s and now I will have to make a decision.

"Wow, everything's happening so fast.

"Last season Guly do Prado at Southampton grabbed me and said 'Respect me'. I'm thinking, 'I don't know you, I don't care who you are, so why should I?'

"It even happens before games now. Brighton's manager Gus Poyet said Will Buckley is better than me, but I don't see the point of coming out with nonsense like that.

"Now I don't bite, I just keep my head down and don't care.

"When I've got the ball at my feet I do wonder what goes through a defender's head when the Palace fans are singing 'He's just too good for you'.

"I think about the Premier League all the time, wondering when I'm going to come up against better defenders.

"I'm not saying I'm leaving Palace but that's where I want to play.

"I'd never look at someone else and think he's better than me, unless it's Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi."

 

Source: Newcastle United Mad


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