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Simplifying my game is producing results, says Crystal Palace star

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By Mark Ritson (Twitter @MR_LWMedia)

YANNICK Bolasie says he's had to change his style of play in the Premier League and believes it's producing better results.

The winger has had to adjust to life in the top flight during the last 14 months and find out what works and what doesn't.

And Bolasie says he hopes to show the fans that his game will continue to improve this season.

Sometimes players, in particular wingers, try to do too much and come unstuck in the Premier League, but Bolasie is learning that doing the easy things is paying dividends.

"I am trying to simplify my game, because a lot of the full-backs tend to stand off me now and are waiting for me to run at them," he said.

"I just don't want to complicate things. A lot of the time I found myself complicating my own situation this season, but now I am simplifying it and getting better results.

"It is better off playing in a team-mate but I have been working hard on my end result and I'm pretty confident the fans are going to see a lot better this season.

"I have been recovering a little bit still from international duty but I'm hoping next week I am back feeling fresh again.

"I would like to think I'm naturally fit though."

Bolasie was on fire at times against West Bromwich Albion last Saturday, and the competition for places is certainly keeping him and others on their toes.

In recent weeks, Palace have had to change things up due to suspensions and injuries, most notably at the back.

And Bolasie, who felt Julian Speroni was fouled for West Brom's first goal, also thought fellow winger Jason Puncheon was upended in the build-up to the Baggies' equalising penalty.

"I felt it was a foul on Julian when they scored first, it looked like he was elbowed and all the boys said he did too," he said.

"The referee should have seen it, but we should have seen out the game afterwards. Every player wants to stay on the pitch, Jules is a fighter, but the gaffer made a decision to take him off.

"It happens in football and unfortunately it happened to us. Victor Anichebe changed the game for them, he was strong and physical to get them back into the game.

"But I thought it was a foul on Jason before their penalty too. The referee decided to play on and then they get a penalty from it.

"Marouane (Chamakh) coming back in definitely helped us and he played a crucial role for us last year. You can see why he's so important to the team.

"Everyone else who has come in, like Adrian Mariappa, came in for his first start and did really well.

"I think the fight for places is crucial in our team, it keeps everyone on their toes. Winger-wise, we have great wingers here at the club so it's good and healthy for the team."

Simplifying my game is producing results, says Crystal Palace star


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