PALACE star Eberechi Eze believes his injury problems has been a "good experience" and has helped him improve as a player.

Eze endured a tough campaign last time out which saw him in and out of the team for much of the season.

The midfielder joined the club from QPR in the summer of 2020 and impressed in his debut Premier League season, scoring four goals and assisting six more.

Last season he was limited to 13 appearances in the league, in which he scored once and assisted one goal.

However, he has now overcome the issues with his Achilles tendon and has admitted that he feels "fitter than ever."

News Shopper: Eze scored his only goal of last season against SouthamptonEze scored his only goal of last season against Southampton

Eze told the club website: “I don’t want to stop there, I don’t want it to be the end.

“My aim is to continue with all I can do in order to prepare for games and affect games to the best of my ability.

“It’s been tough at times, it’s been testing, but it’s been a good experience for me because I know I feel better, I feel stronger. I feel mentally more capable to handle things that life throws at me.

“For me it’s a positive experience because I know I’ve improved and learned from it.

“You have to become more resilient and capable of handling things.

“Difficulties aren’t stuff that stop you anymore, you know they’re a barrier you have to break through and I feel that’s benefitted me majorly.”

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