Yannick Bolasie: 'Tony Pulis gave us belief and soul'

Bolasie: 'Pulis gave us belief and soul'
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Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie hails the impact of manager Tony Pulis after he turned around Palace's campaign in the Premier League.

Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie has hailed the impact of manager Tony Pulis after he turned around Palace's campaign in the Premier League.

The Welshman replaced Ian Holloway in November with the team in the relegation places, but the Eagles now sit 11th in the table and are assured of a place in the top flight next season.

"Everyone just went 'wow'," Bolasie told reporters.

"It was no long speeches, it was short and sweet. We knew he was serious.

"He told us he had never been relegated, he stated that fact on his first day. He gave us belief and soul."

Bolasie recently said that Pulis should be named Manager of the Season for his efforts this year.

Mile Jedinak of Crystal Palace celebrates with team mates after scoring the first goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at Boleyn Ground on April 19, 2014
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