Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye has told the French media that when his teammates give up then problems start to happen on the pitch, because they lose their main strength.

Speaking to L’Equipe, the Crystal Palace star was asked about the Premier League side’s problems this season: “It is necessary that each day of the Championship we repeat the efforts that we produced last weekend, especially in the pressing and in the ability to thwart the opponent.

“We are a team like that, fighting on the pitch. As soon as we give up fighting, it’s very complicated.”

Crystal Palace have made a poor start to the season, losing their opening seven games and subsequently are currently bottom of the table.

Ultimately this resulted in the sacking of Frank de Boer after only a few months at Selhurst Park. Under new manager Roy Hodgson the Eagles recorded their first league win last weekend against champions Chelsea, and the attidue displayed in that match which Cabaye knows needs repeating.

Hodgson will be hoping his team follow Cabaye’s words when they face Newcastle United this weekend, going into the match to battle and make sure the fight doesn’t drop.