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'The most important thing is we don't need to doubt,' says Palace's Jimmy Kebe
PALACE'S former Reading winger Jimmy Kebe said they will be fine as long as the team moves forward and does not begin to doubt.
The 29-year-old Frenchman knows all about the perils of struggling to cope with promotion to the top flight, having been on the receiving end of a Championship title-Premiership drop combo during his spell at the Madejski.
He said: “At the moment, we have just been promoted so we have to learn.
“I think we have the same problem as Reading last year.
“We need to make sure we don't doubt as a team. We need to move forward and work as a team and we'll be fine.
“The most important thing is we don't need to doubt.
“We know it is going to be difficult. There are some new players. We will be fine.”
It was a busy full debut for Kebe, who looked dangerous on the break, especially in combination with his fellow new-boy Maraoune Chamakh.
He said: “I was pleased to get on the field because I haven't played in a while. “It was my first game in five months. I was pleased with the first half and we could have done better in the second half.
“I think we did well in the first half. We respected the plan. In the second half – two goals in two minutes – it's game over.”
With a first start under his belt, he is looking forward to getting stuck into the season, starting with Liverpool at Anfield next weekend.
He said: “We haven't won a lot of games this season, but it is just the beginning. We need to take a lot of positives from the first half and move forward.
“I'm looking forward to Liverpool to be fair.
“We had a good first half today. We need to work hard next week and the week after.
“Of course we can beat Liverpool, it is just 11 players.”
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