The Eagles are set for a pretty substantial overhaul this summer, with plenty of players potentially set to leave Selhurst Park at the end of their current deals, and that’s before any potential sales for those who remain.
Not only that, they’ll have to go through some changes in the dugout as well with manager Roy Hodgson expected to step down from his role.
But whatever the team may look like next season, and whoever is in the dugout, the two men that will be crucial to how Crystal Palace move forward as a club, at least according to Richards, are Wilfried Zaha and Eberechi Eze.
“It’s imperative that they keep Eze and Zaha. Zaha I think has only got two years left on his deal, but these two linking up today was just so good to watch. We know what Zaha can do because he’s seen it season after season, but Eze is so comfortable with him in the team. Every time he gets it, they always look for each other.
Should Zaha leave Crystal Palace?
TIF Thoughts on Micah Richards’ comments…
The two are certainly very exciting players, as the highlights show, they have a great mix of flair, pace and creativity between them. You just hope that the next manager that comes in will be willing to play a more attacking style of play compared to the ‘boring’, rigid style that some people feel Hodgson has played over the years.
There is plenty of potential there for them to create a really good attacking tandem with Zaha out wide and Eze through the middle. They could even be the platform that the club relies on to push them up the table after having had years of just stumbling around the bottom half of the table.