“I am going to be staying at Crystal Palace longer. I’ve got to work on recovering from the injury. After recovery, I will work a lot on my movement on the pitch to try improve my running and positioning on the pitch which I’m 100% sure I will improve. I’m just hoping for the best in what will be an important year for me as a player, but overall all is well God bless.”
These are the words of a disjointed Nikola Tavares in a conversation with FARPost back on August 29, when he opened up about an injury he had recently while in training with Crystal Palace’s first team.
Now almost two months later, the 21-year-old has given an update on the progress he has made since that day.
“My fitness levels are up, I have been training for almost a month now so I’ve fully recovered from my injury which is good,” said Tavares.
“What’s important now is for me to work on getting more minutes under my belt as I try to make it back to the manager’s plans going forward. I am obviously looking at getting some minutes against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday with the 23s so hopefully, I do play – it’s been good days,” he concluded.
After the English Premier League resumed to conclude the 2019/20 season, the defender was a full-time member of Palace’s first team making the bench on a couple of occasions, including a game against Liverpool at Anfield.
At the age of 21 players are looking at playing regular first-team football and should he not feature much in the team a move way from ‘Selhurst Park’ might be on the cards.
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