When Juan Foyth nodded home Tottenham’s winning goal over Crystal Palace on Saturday, Jordan Ayew was particularly culpable.
The Palace loanee revealed a shocking lack of effort and awareness, remaining rooted to his spot rather than challenging the Spurs defender.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, Ayew’s poor form has been a constant feature of his opening months at Selhurst Park.
Despite his poor form, Ayew received a call-up to the Ghanian national team during the international break. His inclusion in his country’s set-up was his first in over a year, granting Ayew an ideal opportunity to improve his confidence away from England.
With no goals all season for the Eagles, the attacker is desperately in need of a boost, and the international break could provide much-needed positivity for Ayew.
If the 27-year-old can impress in Ghana’s clash against Ethiopia, then Ayew may be able to bring his form back to SE25 two weeks later.
A change in environment and chance to shine for Ghana may be the perfect solution for Crystal Palace’s misfiring loanee to rediscover his goalscoring form.