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Glasner proud of team performance as Palace see off Burnley 3-0 in Austrian's first game in charge


Oliver Glasner praised a fantastic team performance from his Crystal Palace side as the Austrian's first game in charge ended in a 3-0 victory over struggling Burnley.


Palace dominated the game from start to finish, and although it took them more than an hour to break down the Lancastrians - who had been down to 10-men since the 36th minute - Glasner said he was never concerned that his team would not eventually find the net.


Speaking in his post-match press conference, the former Eintracht Frankfurt boss said: "Congratulations to the players. From the first second everyone could feel the energy and the power the players had. 


"It was important to stay patient because we had a fantastic first half but it was 0-0 so the message at half-time was to stay patient.


"I was not concerned (that we wouldn't score). We showed in the first half that we would get the opportunities and we did that. All the players deserve me to talk about them.


"From the beginning all the players played well - those from the start and from the bench."


It was a near-faultless performance from the Eagles, albeit against a team who are struggling badly and who are unlikely to avoid an immediate return to the Championship.


They played with a good tempo, confidence and it was noticeable that there had been work on set plays in the Austrian's first few days in charge.


Palace were a constant threat from corner routines and free-kicks, and were direct - attacking down the wings and firing in dangerous crosses.


And Glasner added: "About 30 per cent of the goals are scored in set pieces so we have to work on it. Lots of the time this week we worked on our set plays.


“The best thing was the balance we had. The message was to go into the box to score a goal. It is always when the players attack responsibly. I couldn't tell them to do that in three days so this is also Roy and his team (being responsible).


"There was a great impact from the substitutes. (Naouirou) Ahamada created the corner for the first goal and (Matheus) Franca was fouled for our penalty. I am really happy. This was teamwork from the first to the last and I think it was a deserved win.


"The way we played was important. It was six to nil shots at half time and 15 to two at the end. 


“We can work and it is important to stay humble. It was a very good performance but there are many things to improve."





 



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