Crystal Palace’s veteran right-back, Nathaniel Clyne, who recently marked 15 years since his debut with the Eagles, is gearing up for a significant clash against Premier League leaders Tottenham Hotspur. Graduating from the Eagles’ Academy in October 2008, Clyne has amassed 199 appearances for Palace’s first team, fostering a deep connection with the fanbase.
Expressing his anticipation for the upcoming London derby under the Selhurst Park lights on a Friday night, Clyne acknowledged the challenge posed by the in-form Spurs but affirmed the team’s readiness for the encounter. Clyne shared his observations on Tottenham’s impressive form under manager Ange Postecoglou and emphasized the team’s determination to secure three points.
In recognizing the unwavering support from Palace fans, Clyne described them as a crucial factor in the team’s performance, acting as the “12th man” both at home and away. Grateful for the support throughout his career, especially given his academy roots, Clyne looks forward to more opportunities to contribute to the team’s success.
Reflecting on a recent setback against Newcastle United, Clyne sees the upcoming game as a chance for redemption. Eager to correct the flaws from the disappointing performance, he emphasized the importance of playing at home and expressed the team’s determination to rectify their previous display.
As Clyne approaches the milestone of 200 games for Crystal Palace, he remains focused on the future and is hungry for continued success with the club.