Yohan Cabaye has declared that Crystal Palace are prepared and 'ready to fight' for their Premier League status, as he insists the positive mentality at the club will soon turn into points, which will propel them up the table.
The midfielder has witnessed first-hand the Eagles dramatic slide down the Premier League table, but despite having collected just four points from 11 games the Frenchman is confident of Crystal Palace's ability to claw their way out of the relegation zone.
Ahead of Everton's visit to Selhurst Park, Cabaye told the club's website: “We are motivated to win games and to give our best on the pitch because we all know where we are today.
“The mentality is very good every day, we work hard and now we just have to take what we do at the training ground into the weekend. I know it’s totally different but we’ve got quality in the team, we have to play with confidence, perform well and try to win.
“It’s not enough to say ‘we played well today’ if we get nothing from the game, hopefully now we will take points and keep playing well – that’s the target for us."
Despite the Toffees also having struggled this season, a change in manager and uplifting victory against Watford has Cabaye on high alert as he is well aware of the positive implications which arise following a managerial change.
He added: “We know how it is when you change manager. All the players want to show themselves to the new manager, so it will be a tough game.
"We are ready to fight and we just have to be focused on the three points and nothing less than that. We have to play with our heads and stay clever on the pitch, we can’t do silly things. We need to stay solid.
“We are working really hard on the shape of the team defensively and also offensively. Unfortunately for Roy we had big injuries up front to Wilf and to Christian. Now Christian is back [training], so things should get better and better."