Rob Holding has named Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny as two sources of inspiration as he undertakes a management position at Crystal Palace.
The centre-back left Arsenal in the summertime after seven years on the membership to signal for the Eagles on a everlasting deal.
Holding noticed gamers together with Alexandre Lacazette and Granit Xhaka captain Arsenal throughout his time there.
Nonetheless it is ‘leaders’ Mertesacker and Koscielny who he attracts upon for inspiration as considered one of Palace’s extra skilled gamers.
Talking solely to talkSPORT, he mentioned: “I’ve acquired loads of expertise, 28 years previous now and so they’ve acquired fairly a younger group at Palace, they have some younger lads coming by means of.
“Any little issues that I’ve picked up from my time at Arsenal after I first stepped into the altering room and also you had the likes of Mertesacker and Koscielny, they’re simply leaders.
“If I can take any bits that I acquired from them and go them onto the lads which can be a bit youthful at Palace now, then I can try this.”
Mertesacker joined Arsenal from Werder Bremen in 2011 and went on to make 221 appearances throughout seven seasons.
He additionally has 104 caps to his title for the German nationwide group, with simply ten gamers having extra.
Fellow centre-back Koscielny arrived on the Gunners a 12 months prior, taking part in for 9 seasons after he signed from French membership Lorient.
The Frenchman featured 353 instances for the membership and was an important a part of their backline earlier than leaving 2019.
Each gamers captained Arsenal throughout their respective spells in north London, and Holding may additionally exert such management at Palace.
He has up to now featured simply as soon as for the south London membership however has 98 Premier League appearances to his title.
Holding is the joint-eighth oldest member of the Palace squad with Jefferson Lerma and Will Hughes, with 13 of their stars aged 25 or below.
Joel Ward, the Eagles’ oldest present participant is aged 38, is the present captain though Holding may very well be in line to take over sooner or later.
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