WILFRIED Zaha has thanked Palace boss Alan Pardew for placing "trust" in him since the manager was appointed at the start of January.
The winger has been selected in all four games under Pardew so far and believes he is only going to get better the more he plays.
Zaha has impressed on the right in the last couple of matches at Burnley and Southampton, playing his part in goals for Dwight Gayle at Turf Moor and Yaya Sanogo at St Mary's.
And the Academy product, on loan from Manchester United, admits there have been times where he's questioned himself about his time at Old Trafford.
"Obviously there was a period when I was thinking 'what's going on here?', but as a footballer you just need to not think about that side too much," he said post-match at Southampton on Saturday.
"You just have to remain professional and when you get the chance, to take it. You can't just dwell on the past and I'm not the type to do that.
"I know myself. I know if I get more minutes I will get better so to find a manager that has got trust in me and to get me on the pitch and let me do my thing is great.
"Obviously I'm going to lose the ball – I'm the type of player to do tricks – but if I get the chance I will either try to score a goal or assist."
By Mark Ritson (Twitter @MR_LWMedia)