Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira is full of praise for Ghanaian teen Jesurn Rak-Sakyi after his superb display in the pre-season friendly draw against Charlton Athletic.
The 18-year-old winger opened the scoring as the Eagles were held by Charlton Athletic to a 2-2 draw at the Selhurst Park.
Rak-Sakyi signed his first professional contract with the club in July, and has showed glimpses of quality during pre-season, giving Vieira an option on the flanks ahead of the upcoming campaign.
“I think what was really important today was improving from our last game,” Vieira told Palace TV. “I think tonight gave us an opportunity to see some of the young players from the Academy. And I learned a lot from them today. Some of them showed character, desire to compete at this level and that was the positive side of the game today.
“Jes showed a lot of desire and he got rewarded by the goal. He showed fantastic talent – he’s been working with us for quite a while now. He’s one of the young players who shows that he’s excited to be around the first-team.
“I want this kind of spirit from these young players, showing determination and today he and some of the other ones did really well.”