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Freedman hails Palace’s hidden gem Andre Moritz after Cardiff showing

12:15 25 September 2012

Palace boss Dougie Freedman has been hugely impressed by Andre Moritz. Photo: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

Palace boss Dougie Freedman has been hugely impressed by Andre Moritz. Photo: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

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Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman has lavished praise on summer signing Andre Moritz after his impressive performance against Cardiff City on Saturday.

The Brazilian attacking midfielder showed off his creativity and passing ability and was heavily involved in two of Palace’s goals as they came from 2-0 down to secure an unlikely 3-2 victory over the Bluebirds.

The 26-year-old is new to English football having spent the last five years plying his trade in Turkey, and signed for Palace after an unsuccessful trial at Glasgow Rangers.

He has settled quickly since his arrival at Selhurst Park one week before the transfer deadline.

“He was up at Rangers and one or two of my contacts up there tipped me off,” said Freedman.

“I got involved, watched his videos and invited him down to train with us.

“As soon as I’d seem him training for 45 minutes I got the pen out and asked him to sign. It was simple as that.”

Moritz’s performance against Cardiff was his best yet in a Palace shirt, and Freedman is delighted with how quickly he has found his feet.

“He is starting to gel with the lads both socially and on the training ground and I think we’re seeing that with his performances.

“The way he holds the ball and the way he times his passes to the two wingers is crucial for us.

“Hell be a big player for us, I think that as time goes on he’s going to get better.”

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