Andre Moritz: 'Crystal Palace run is one of the best moments of my career'
ANDRE MORITZ insists that Palace must continue to work hard to extend their unbeaten run and realise their dreams of promotion.
The Brazilian midfielder was instrumental as the Eagles made it 14 games unbeaten, scoring one and having a hand in many of Palace's best moments in the 3-0 win against Derby County.
But Moritz says the Eagles must continue to work hard on and off the pitch if they are to realise their ambitions of promotion.
He said: "You know when you are top of the league that everyone wants to beat you.
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"We know that and we know we need to keep working hard and take it step by step and game by game."
Moritz, who arrived on a 12-month deal in the summer having previously played in Turkey, revealed that he took a huge wage cut to come to Palace, but said he was delighted he made the move, adding that he would always respect Palace in front of other clubs if they come calling.
And Moritz, who has scored three goals in three games since Ian Holloway took over as Palace manager, said that to be part of such a good run was "one of the best moments of his career".
He said: "I have scored three goals in three games and I am really happy about that.
"I had five good years in Turkey, but I think that I made a really good move coming to England and I am really enjoying it here at Palace.
"The supporters are really excited at the moment and it is a really great feeling to be a part of this, but we just need to keep it up."
Moritz said his favourite goal in a Palace shirt was the recent one against Peterborough, adding that the importance of the goal, which drew the Eagles level in a game they went on to win, made it all the more special.
"It was a big goal," he said.
"I scored when we beat Ipswich 5-0 and again here against Derby, but I think that one against Peterborough was really special."
Meanwhile, the 25-year-old said the squad had taken confidence from the unbeaten run and while he stopped short of saying the Eagles would be promoted, he promised they would do their best to make it happen.
"We believe in ourselves," he said.
"But the most important thing is taking it step by step.
"We can't say we are going to go up, but we can guarantee we will give it everything in each game to get the win."