Crystal Palace’s new signing Luka Milivojevic has said that staying up would be as good as his title wins with Olympiakos.
The Serb joined Palace during the January transfer window from the Greek champions having spent three years with them, in that time winning the Greek Football Cup. He also spent a year at Anderlecht before that where he was part of the side that won the Belgian Pro League and the Super Cup.
Speaking to London News Online he said: “In Serbia when I was at Rad Belgrade we were fighting for two years to stay in the league but I didn’t play a lot in this period. In the third year I started playing and we reached fourth position and qualified for Europe.”
“At all the other clubs in my career I’ve fought for the title. Here the team is really strong. If we put Crystal Palace in Greece they would be the same as Olympiakos. Here is much stronger, many teams are the same.
“You have to be focused 100 per cent. Every little mistake can be punished. You must be careful. This season if we stay in the league it will be like a title.”
Milivojevic has adapted to the English game in swift fashion, having received plaudits from fans on his performances since putting on the red and blue shirt of Palace. However, after watching Premier League football, he knew what he was in for.
“The football here is totally different. We look to use Christian Benteke a lot. Many teams have that style, like Stoke with Peter Crouch. At Olympiakos we had the strongest team, so most of the time we had possession and we’d try to build up every attack.”
“But there are no special surprises. I watched the Premier League in the past. I knew how it was going to be here.”
Many fans will be hoping that his edition to the side will strength the team enough to pull away from the drop zone and to Premier League survival.