I hope Jordan Ayew’s knock against Tottenham is not so bad - Crystal Palace boss

Published on: 03 March 2024

Crystal Palace manager Oliver Glasner is hopeful Jordan Ayew’s knock he picked up against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday is not so bad.

The Austrian coach wants his February Player of the Month to be available for their next match against Luton Town on Saturday, March 9.

Despite a valiant effort, Palace suffered a 3-1 defeat at the Tottenham Stadium, with Ayew being substituted after the 70th-minute mark, sparking speculation about a potential injury.

In the post-game interview, Glasner addressed Ayew’s substitution, revealing that the Ghanaian forward had sustained a knock on his hip during the first half.

Glasner stated, “He got a hit in the first half on his hip. He already told us at halftime he had maybe 10 or 15 minutes, but I hope and I think it’s not so bad.”

Ayew’s absence from the latter stages of the match raised concerns, particularly considering his recent form.

The Ghanaian striker had scored in back-to-back games for Palace, with his goal against Everton earning him a nomination for the EPL Goal of the Month Award for February.