Tyrick Mitchell looking forward to ‘amazing moment’ as Crystal Palace fans return for Arsenal
Tyrick Mitchell says that he is looking forward to an “amazing moment” with Crystal Palace fans set to return to Selhurst Park on Wednesday as Arsenal make the trip to South London.
The left-back has been in fine form for Palace as his breakout season for the club comes to a close, scoring his first ever senior goal to seal a win against Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.
Mitchell admits that the only negative aspect of the goal was the fact that there was no eruption from the Holmesdale End to greet his 84th minute winner, but says he can’t wait to play his first senior match in front of a Selhurst Park crowd.
“No fans here is the only downside but I know they would have been happy at home so that makes me smile at least,” Mitchell said after his goal.
“I can’t wait to finally meet them in the stadium. It will be an amazing moment for myself personally and I hope they can help us finish the season strongly.”
Mitchell has impressed this season amid an ongoing battle with Patrick van Aanholt for the left-back slot, and after signing a new deal in April he looks to have become the undisputed first choice.
And the 21-year-old says the one of the keys to him playing well against opposition attackers is facing the likes of Wilfried Zaha and Ebere Eze on a daily basis in training.
“There is loads of attacking quality in our squad so every day it is hard for me,” Mitchell said. “When I go onto the pitch, I wouldn’t say it is easier but I am better prepared for it.
“We’re always confident going into every single game because we know we have a good enough squad to beat anyone on our day. Every match we go into, we go in confident.”