Elliot Grandin signs for Crystal Palace and is prepared for the weekly cup finals of Premier League
11:08am Friday 2nd August 2013 in Football
Crystal Palace’s latest recruit has warned his new team-mates that every game in the Premier League will be like a cup final.
Frenchman and free agent Elliot Grandin has signed a one-year deal – with an option of a further 12 months - at Selhurst Park to be reunited with his former boss Ian Holloway.
Holloway and midfielder Grandin were part of the Blackpool set-up when the Tangerines had their time in the Premier League, making 24 appearances and scoring one goal.
Grandin told the Crystal Palace website: “I’m very excited. I had a very good year in the Premier League with the gaffer, so I’m excited to start the new season.
“We had a very good run [at Blackpool]. I think the team played well, but we were unlucky at the end because we went down.
“We had a very, very good year though, we enjoyed it and I hope it will be the same with Crystal Palace.”
The 25-year-old former French U21 international added: “I love the Premier League because every game is a new challenge.
“It’s like a cup final every game. You play against great players, great teams, so you have to be focused on your football and everyone has to give their best because it’s a difficult league.
“All the teams are very good. In the French league or in the Spanish league, you have six strong teams, but I think in the Premier League I think all the teams are very strong.
“Everybody can beat everybody, so it’s hard to say who will stay up, who will go down.
“But if we work together and the team is confident, anything is possible.”
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