Ayoze Pérez

Take The Point & Move On, Says Pérez

Ayoze Pérez says Leicester City will try to increase the value of the point they earned at Crystal Palace on Monday by securing more positive results from their upcoming Premier League outings.
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- Leicester City played out a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday
- Ayoze Pérez was frustrated not to return to the East Midlands with a 10th Premier League victory
- However, the Spaniard is already looking ahead, to Sunday's visit to Newcastle United
- Pérez believes the point earned in south London could be significant at the end of the season

The Spaniard was disappointed to leave Selhurst Park with only a draw after a commanding performance from the Foxes against Roy Hodgson's Eagles in their 16th league outing this term.

However, after Wilfried Zaha's second-half opener, City had to dig deep to avoid defeat in the capital, which they ultimately did with Harvey Barnes striking with seven minutes to play.

With Leicester sitting second in the Premier League, Pérez admitted that the Foxes were aiming for victory at Palace, but he believes the solitary point could carry significance.

"Obviously, we came here to get the three points," he told LCFC TV. "It was a great opportunity for us to put pressure on at the top of the league, but sometimes, football is like that.

Obviously, it could have been a different game if you go ahead on the scoresheet, but, you know, sometimes it's about consistency.

Ayoze Pérez LCFC TV

"When you can't win, it's great not to lose as well. We need to make sure at the weekend we can get the three points and get the value of this point and it might help us in the future.

"We had a couple of chances in the first half. Obviously, it could have been a different game if you go ahead on the scoresheet, but, you know, sometimes it's about consistency.

"We talked about how it was important to get the first goal. We didn't and at the end we came back, but it wasn't enough to get the three points."

Pérez had an opportunity at the end of the game to register a last-gasp winner for the Foxes, but was disappointed to miss the target in the latter moments.

The ex-Newcastle United man, though, is already looking forward to Sunday's visit to his former club as an opportunity to get back to winning ways.

"I had to change direction when the ball was coming, also a bit leggy at the end, after playing 90 minutes, so it's a shame," he continued.

"It could have been an amazing feeling to get the winning goal at the very end, but, obviously [it's] one point. We need to get the value of it and it might help us in the future.

"It's another chance at the weekend to keep putting pressure on the top of the league. We're there. We're trying to get as many points as possible, and we'll see what happens by the end of the season.

"It's still a long time until the end, but we need to keep putting pressure up there, and getting points."




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