Jordan Ayew was subbed off against Tottenham because of knock - Crystal Palace manager

Published on: 03 March 2024

Crystal Palace manager Oliver Glasner has provided insight into Jordan Ayew’s substitution during Palace’s English Premier League encounter against Tottenham Hotspur.

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.

Earlier in the match, teammate Eberechi Eze was withdrawn in the 65th minute as a precautionary measure due to a muscle injury.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.