Presenter of the HLTCO podcast, Dan Cook, believes manager Patrick Vieira will be “angry” after Crystal Palace dropped two points and teams below them won key games on the weekend.

What’s the latest on Patrick Vieira and Crystal Palace?

On Saturday afternoon, the Eagles were just moments away from picking up an impressive Premier League win away from home thanks to a 69th-minute goal from Eberechi Eze.

However, Brentford managed to claw back a point when Vitaly Janelt netted an equaliser in the 96th minute of the game. Conceding such a late will have come as a bitter blow to the club but results around them will only have rubbed salt in the wounds.

Indeed, relegation candidates below Palace such as Everton, Southampton, and Bournemouth all picked three points, which may be concerning for the club.

While talking on the HLTCO podcast, Cook explained: “It wasn’t a particularly good weekend for us in terms of teams below us in the table and their results. So it just makes that two points dropped feel like an extra kick in the stomach really.

“And I’m sure Patrick Vieira is genuinely angry. I’ve seen plenty of people on social media suggesting it’s Vieira, it’s the mentality, it’s the mindset. You know, we’ve got to change it’s been this way for our Vieira’s time in charge.

“And I understand all of those grumbles because it’s very easy to look at it from a microscopic perspective and say that the trend under Vieira’s management has been for us to drop late points. We’ve also gained a lot of points from behind as well, by the way. But I don’t think you can legislate for the events that led to that equalising goal going in.”

What does the draw mean for Patrick Vieira and Palace?

It feels as though Palace have a pretty nice buffer between themselves and the bottom three as they sit 12th in the table six points above West Ham United in 18th.

However, things can change quickly in football and with things being so tight in and around the relegation zone, the Eagles aren’t out of the wood just yet.

Form certainly hasn’t been that impressive of late for Vieira’s men who have failed to win any of their last five Premier League matches, drawing four of those games.

With that in mind, it certainly would have been a big blow to drop points on the cusp of victory against the Bees and perhaps the club’s French manner is only a few defeats away from coming under serious pressure.

You never know it football, things really can change so suddenly.


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