Crystal Palace manager Vieira lauds Jordan Ayew after West Ham defeat

Published on: 04 January 2022

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira lauded the performance of Ghana striker Jordan Ayew in their 3-2 defeat to West Ham United.

The 30-year-old played his final game for Palace on Saturday at Selhurst Park.

Ayew together with Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha and Senegal midfielder Cheikhou Kouyaté will travel to the 33rd edition of the tournament in Cameroon which commences on January 9, 2022.

"It was the performance of the referee. I was really disappointed with the way the team has been treated on the field today," Vieira said.

"This is Jordan. He has been working really hard, really well and he starts scoring goals and creating chances.

"Overall we had a really good performance. We played a team fifth in the table and gave a really good performance.

"We have to learn from the mistakes we are making and score goals when we are creating those chances."

Ayew will join Black Stars camp today ahead of the upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.