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Patrick Vieira Makes Case For Wilfried Zaha To Join Him In The Premier League's Hall Of Fame

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Patrick Vieira Makes Case For Wilfried Zaha To Join Him In The Premier League's Hall Of Fame

​Patrick Vieira has backed Wilfried Zaha to someday join him in the Premier League's Hall of Fame, comparing the Crystal Palace star to Matt Le Tissier. 

Vieira argued Zaha should one day be inducted in the Hall of Fame following his services for Palace. 

The 29-year-old scored a last-minute winner against Southampton last weekend and his manager heaped huge praise on the star winger. 

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​The Arsenal legend, who himself was inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame in March, compared Zaha's brilliance for Palace to Le Tissier's legendary spell at Southampton. 

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He reckons his body of work throughout his career at Palace shouldn't go unnoticed. 

Vieira ​explained: "Wilfried is a little bit like Matt Le Tissier I would say. When you play at Palace, at Southampton, you may not get the credit that you deserve if you're not playing in one of the top four, top five teams.

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"Hopefully they will get to the Hall of Fame because what they did for Crystal Palace and [Southampton] you can’t take that away."

The Palace boss added: "Wilfried since he has been in this football club has been an important player, has got a special talent, delivering every year that's why I think it's important for people to recognize his talent.

"It's a different way of looking at quality, talented players. Wilfried Zaha and Matt Le Tissier, they deserve a lot of credit for what they achieved for their respective football clubs."​

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Zaha has spent the majority of his career at Selhurst Park.

He's been an ever-present since returning to the club in 2014 following his failed transfer at Manchester United. 

The Ivory Coast international has weighed in with goals and assists, and is one of their most important players. 

Does he deserve a spot in the Premier League's Hall of Fame in the future? Let us know what you think. 

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Topics: Patrick Vieira, Wilfried Zaha, Football, Arsenal, Crystal Palace

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