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'This squad has great mentality' - Nacer

Posted on 20 February 2016  - 12:30

Nacer Chadli welcomes our busy schedule with open arms.

Lads celebrate Nacer's second goal at ColchesterNacer curls home in our 3-1 win at Palace last month

Top-scorer so far in the FA Cup, Nacer echoed Mauricio Pochettino's statement that the players just want to play every game as we continue head first in all three competitions with an FA Cup fifth round tie against Palace next up on Sunday.

"I want to play every game, I love to play and it makes me happy to play," said Nacer, who scored twice in our fourth round win at Colchester.

"I’m sure everyone is the same - we all want to play. There is a great mentality in the group and we have a big squad as well, so it’s all good."

Palace is the second match of a six-game run in 16 days.

"It’s good for us," continued Nacer. "We have a lot of confidence at the moment, so it’s a good time to have a lot of games and the chance to build even more confidence than we already have. We’re ready for this period and I’m sure we’ll negotiate this schedule well."

Nacer curled home a beauty to secure a 3-1 win in the Premier League at Selhurst Park a month go and he's looking forward to Palace part three at the Lane.

"It's the fifth round of the FA Cup and a great game to play at home in front of our fans," he added. "We’ll compete with the intention to win it straight away.

"That’s the mentality we need to have and the mentality we will have going into Sunday.

"Palace have a strong squad as well, so we have to be careful but we have a strong team, we're playing at home and we’re determined to win this game.

"We want to win every game. That’s our mentality. That’s the job we want to do, so every game is the same. We have to think that way."