Crystal Palace defender Jairo Riedewald says the sacking of Frank de Boer was “crazy”.

The Dutchman arrived at Selhurst Park in the summer, but was axed after losing his first four league games.

His successor, Roy Hodgson, hasn’t fared any better with Palace bottom of the Premier League.

Riedewald, 21, was De Boer's first permanent signing for the Eagles after joining from Ajax.

And he is the second player to speak out about De Boer’s departure after Wilfried Zaha said he should have been given more time to turn things around.

Riedewald told Dutch publication AD: “[I’m] incredibly sorry that it has run this way. After four matches, apparently it happens in the football world.

“The match against Burnley we had so much bad luck - it’s not normal. We went back to London and the next day the trainer was fired. It was very crazy.”

And despite losing his place in the team under Hodgson, Riedewald is determined to prove himself in England’s top tier.

He added: “Of course I chose [Palace] because of De Boer.

“But also the Premier League is the most beautiful and greatest league for me.”