Wifried Zaha on Conor Gallagher: “At Crystal Palace, everyone knows what Conor’s about, the energy and quality he brings to the team. Obviously, if I’m competing with people like him I’ve got to step up as well. I have to raise my game.”

Thomas Tuchel: “He’s humble, nice, always has a smile on his face and all the time, he’s ready to give everything, want to learn and improve.”

Tony Cascarino: “For me, he is like N’Golo Kanté with goals.”

Patrick Vieira: ‘Conor has this passion for the game when he is on the field like a Ray Parlour, but I would say he has maybe the quality finishing of a Frank Lampard.

It is a manager’s dream to have a player like Conor because when he is on the field, he will give everything. He is focused, concentrated and will always give his best. This is something that for me is really important.’

Happy birthday to Conor Gallagher who turns 23 today! 🎂