Max Meyer is expecting a better season in his second campaign at Crystal Palace.

The German midfielder joined the Eagles late last summer on a free transfer after being frozen out at Schalke and feels he is now ready to kick-on with his Palace career.

With little pre-season under his belt it took the 23-year-old some time to get up to Premiership speed, eventually cementing himself as regular in Roy Hodgson’s plans as Palace finished 12th.

This season, having adjusted to the rigours of top-flight English football, Meyer has set out his plans for a successful 2019/20.

“Last season was my first season in a new country and league, and I think the second year will be even better,” he told CPFC.

“I hope so - more goals, more assists, more points as a team.

“I need to score more, that’s what I think. I have to score more – that’s what I’m trying to do, then I’ll be even happier than last season.

"I scored just two goals, that’s not enough for me.

“We have so many games in the season – more than 40 games. You can’t play every game as a starter, but I hope I can start more games in the league next season.”

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Meyer started 22 games for Hodgson’s men, showing the flashes of brilliance as to why he was once dubbed the ‘German Messi.’

The midfielder was deployed in a range of attacking positions by Hodgson, a move the four-cap international endorsed.

“My position in Schalke was too deep.

“I like this position (at Palace) more; I am looking to attack more. It’s a good mix for my position - I like the position the gaffer gave me – whether it’s on the left or the middle, it doesn’t matter.”

Meyer, who played over 140 top-flight games for Schalke during his five year stay, was equally as ambitious and complimentary of his Palace teammates for the forthcoming season.

“We have the quality in the team to finish of course in the top 10, maybe higher,” he continued.

“When I compare with my old team (Schalke) – we finished my final season in second place.

“This team has a lot more quality – we can do better next season.

“I think we played well last season, after not a great start.

“If we play like we did near the end, I think we can finish higher.”

Palace fans also felt 2019/20 could be the year Meyer fulfill's his potential.

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