Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth ready to kick on


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Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth is confident he can prove his worth at the top level after scoring his first goal for the club in their 1-0 Carabao Cup win over Swansea City.

The January recruit started Tuesday night’s clash in Wales and he delivered the goods for the Eagles as they reached the third round.

Sorloth has only made four Premier League starts since joining from Danish club FC Midtjylland, with Palace paying £9million for him.

He has struggled to dislodge Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha in the last few months but is now confident he will be able to keep things going in the next few weeks.

“It’s nice to get the first goal out of the way as you try not to think too much about not scoring,” he said.

“If it gets into your head then you are going to perform badly. So every minute I get I just try to have goalscoring opportunities.

“If you always have it in your head as a striker to score a goal then it is easy to be motivated. I have been happy with the way I’ve played, and the only thing lacking was scoring some goals.

“But I’ve got some confidence now and I think I’ve shown I can do well at this level.”

Palace face Southampton on Saturday in the Premier League and they are 2.00 to get all three points.

The draw is 3.40, while Saints are 4.00 to win. Roy Hodgson’s men then take on Huddersfield, Newcastle, Bournemouth and Wolves.

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