Remember the days when Gus Poyet was sitting in front of the media confidently claiming that Will Buckley was better than Wilfried Zaha?
How times change.
Earlier today, Graham Potter sat down for his press conference ahead of Brighton’s trip to Selhurst Park on Monday, and had some kind words in store for our No.11.
Potter said: “He’s one of the Premier League’s most dangerous players.”
Potter on Zaha threat: "He's one of the Premier League's most dangerous players."— Andy Naylor (@AndyNaylorBHAFC) September 23, 2021
Now, seeing as most Brighton fans seem to hate Zaha, they surely won’t enjoy seeing their manager shower the Ivorian in praise.
Wilf has caused the Seagulls countless headaches over the years.
First, he sealed a 3-1 win over Brighton back in 2011 with a great finish, in what was the first ever game at the Amex Stadium.
Then, our academy graduate made the Amex Stadium his own once again, scoring twice to fire us to promotion in 2013.
Since then, he has bagged four goals in seven Premier League appearances against Brighton, with all of them coming at Selhurst Park.
In fact, Wilf has scored more goals against Brighton than he has against any other club throughout his career with seven in total.
Evidently, he dislikes Brighton as much as their fans dislike him.
If Zaha can add to this tally on Monday and earn a win, in what will be Patrick Vieira’s first taste of this feisty clash, it would be the stuff of dreams.