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“He rarely makes mistakes…” – Journalist drops verdict on Crystal Palace star

"I can see why they're raving about him" - Journalist drops verdict on Crystal Palace star

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“The Sun” football reporter Tom Barclay believes that James McArthur is great from a technical point of view and has praised the Crystal Palace star for always showing for the ball.

The midfielder has featured in all 8 matches so far and has also captained the team on 4 occasions this season in the Premier League.

McArthur has made 234 appearances for the Eagles in total, scoring 19 goals and providing 20 assists.

Barclay believes that the central midfielder is great from a technical point of view, telling This is Futbol.

“From a technical point of view, decision making is very, very good. Rarely plays the wrong pass, rarely makes the wrong decision, is always showing for the ball, always wants it, is often the man when you watch Palace.


“Maybe it doesn’t come up when you’re watching them on TV, but particularly when you’re watching live, he’s just always showing for it.”


“I know that’s what a sort of good ball possession central midfielder does, but he does it well and sets up attacks and yeah, I can see why they’re raving about him and why Vieira really, really appreciates him.”

Under Vieira, Palace have taken 7 points from their opening 7 games, losing only 1 of their last 6 games before international break, which was against Liverpool at Anfield.


Source – thisisfutbol

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