Bolasie: Zaha ability up there with Neymar


Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie believes his teammate Wilfried Zaha holds the same attacking abilities as Barcelona forward Neymar.

Bolasie was ridiculed for his statements earlier in the season comparing the Eagles youth product to the Brazil superstar. But the Democratic Republic of Congo international feels Zaha's recent displays have justified his opinion.

"He can go as far as he wants. I said the other day that he's got the same kind of ability as Neymar and people were raising their eyebrows," he told ESPN.

"But now they're starting to see it and nobody is saying anything anymore! I'm just kind of laughing to myself and I'm like "Well, I said that already". It's whether people take notice or not. 

"He's catching the eye now and doing well for himself. At the moment, he's helping Palace a lot," the £30 million off season signing said in reference to Sam Allardyce's side revival of form, that's steered them away from relegation trouble.

The 24-year-old's six goals and 11 assists in 28 Premier League games this season has reportedly attracted the interest of Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.