Allardyce reveals expectations for Palace next season

Date published: Sunday 21st May 2017 11:35

Sam Allardyce has attempted to dampen the expectations of Crystal Palace fans ahead of next season.

Palace secured their Premier League survival last weekend by beating Hull City 4-0, and face Manchester United in their final league game of the season.

Allardyce has been questioned whether Palace can push on and finish in the top half next season, but moved to quell that discussion.

“Can we challenge for Europe? No, it’s too early for that,” Allardyce said.

“I don’t want to lose any fans in terms of what their expectations might be, but it’s too early to talk about competing for sixth or seventh spot in the Premier League just yet.

“Not being involved with a relegation side would be a very good season for Crystal Palace next year.

“If we overachieve as Palace did in 2015 or like when I got West Ham to fourth in the December: We then fell away because they just weren’t big enough as a squad.

“I got hugely criticised for it and Crystal Palace got up there and then fell away and that continued into the next season.

“We have to be careful about where we get in the league because if it’s not sustainable people won’t have that.”

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