Gallagher thanks 'amazing' Crystal Palace man for helping him become an England international
Conor Gallagher is on cloud nine after making his England debut this week and the youngster has thanked Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira for helping him achieve his international dream.
Everybody knew Gallagher was a talented player before he even went to Palace. However, not many people would’ve expected him to have as big an impact as he has had at Selhurst Park since the start of the season.
Vieira is one of the biggest reasons why Gallagher has been so good. The youngster heaped praise on his manager in a recent interview, labelling him as ‘brilliant’ and ‘amazing’.
Here’s what he said after making his England debut…
Conor Gallagher: Working under Vieira is amazing
The 21-year-old said, as per the Independent: “Working under Patrick is amazing. He was one of the best midfielders in the Premier League. To learn from him and work under him is brilliant.
“He helps me a lot tactically and most importantly is how he knows my strengths and tells me what to do in terms of that. So I am allowed to do what I do best which is part of the reason why I’ve had a good start to the season.
“I was with the under-21s preparing for our next game. That’s when I got a call from Gareth (Southgate) to come and join the senior team. I was over the moon. I was hoping to get some minutes so I could make my debut and thankfully I did.”
Gallagher has been absolutely incredible for Palace since the start of the season. He has performed brilliantly in recent weeks, especially against Manchester City a week before the international break.
The young Englishman was given a 9.2/10 rating on SofaScore for his display against the defending champions. He scored a goal, picked up an assist and was arguably the best player on the pitch.
Gallagher is still only 21 and this is just the start. Under Vieira, he will learn a lot this season and if things go his way, he could be starting regularly under Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea once he returns to Stamford Bridge next summer.