Jedinak open to return to SA for Cape Town Cup


Jedinak open to return to SA for Cape Town Cup
Mile Jedinak captain of Crystal Palace

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jul 28, 2015. 13:40

Crystal Palace club captain Mile Jedinak has revealed that he would be happy to return to South Africa to challenge for the Cape Town Cup again.

The Eagles participated in the inaugural pre-season event over the past weekend, finishing as runners-up to Portuguese side Sporting Club de Portugal.

Asked whether he would be open to visiting the Mother City once again in the near future, Jedinak said:

"I don't see any reason why not! Apart from the final result, it's been a very positive trip, and that's a credit to everyone who has helped to organise it," the midfielder is quoted as saying on the club's official website.

Palace beat SuperSport United 4-0 to the opening game of the tournament and despite the comprehensive scoreline, the 30-year-old was impressed with the quality of the opposition.

"They're in a similar place to us, in terms of building up towards their season," the Australian international continued. "I actually know a couple of the guys who play for SuperSport from my time playing back home in Australia and I don't think it [their quality] surprised me, no.

"We watched videos, we analysed everything and I think we gave them the respect they deserved and we played our game. Both teams were at different phases of their preparation for the new season and it certainly made for a good game."

Palace kick-off their season against Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday 8 August.