Crystal Palace skipper Luka Milivojevic after helping his side to a comfortable victory over strugglers Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium:
"We are not far from it and the last few seasons we have been looking behind.
"It was a perfect night for us, we cannot have imagined a better beginning after a big break. Three points and clean sheet, I am very proud of the boys.
"It is not easy to continue after a break but it is great tonight to come here against a good team to win 2-0 and so I'm happy to be honest."
Former Arsenal and Crystal Palace winger Ian Wright, speaking on BBC One: "When you look at their lack of creativity, you do worry for Bournemouth.
"Their next game is away to Wolves who like to play on the counter-attack and whose creativity will cause Bournemouth a lot of problems."
Ex-England captain Alan Shearer: "Palace will find it tougher in midweek when they have to go to Liverpool, but that win will give them great confidence.
"Teams can start rusty and be slow, which has been evident in the games since Wednesday, but in the main teams have picked up. There was nothing from Bournemouth and that will be a real worry."