Crystal Palace player sends ‘thank you’ letter: Alexander Sørloth, the Crystal Palace striker made a heartwarming gesture to his fan.
Alexander Sørloth joined Crystal Palace last season from Danish club FC Midtjylland. The English club signed him on a 9 million pounds deal in January.
However, his first season at the English club was rather underwhelming, as the forward failed to open his account in the Premire League. He scored his only goal for the side in the EFL Cup game against Swansea, where he also bagged an assist.
The 23-year old’s poor form continued in the 2018/19 season, as the player is yet to score his first league goal in 12 appearances for the side.
Despite his poor form, there is one fan from his home country Norway, who has continued to make him the captain of his Fantasy Premier League side. And Sørloth has now acknowledged the gesture with a heartwarming letter for his fan.
Crystal Palace player sends ‘thank you’ letter:
A Norwegian fan, Jonas, captained Sørloth for the entirety of the year, ever since the centre-forward joined Crystal Palace in January.
Sørloth wrote a letter to his fan, thanking him for his commitment and faith, and acknowledged that he has had a poor run of form.
The letter, which is originally written in Norwegian, was translated by one of the fans on the social media.
Here’s the letter in full:
It is with great pride and joy I am writing you this letter today. I have been informed by reliable sources that I am the captain, and first choice striker on your fantasy-team.
“I know I don’t score goals, or produce many assists or get to come on much at all. Therefore it is with great pleasure I register that people still believe in me those 15 times I have been on the pitch this year.
“You and all my biggest fans, mom and dad, are my inspiration in continuing my performances for Crystal Palace and the Norwegian national team. You are the ones I think of when I’m on the pitch for five minutes in every other match.
— Daniel Vassbund (@Smoothedan) December 17, 2018
“I don’t think too much about my playing time. And since I don’t get too much time on the ball I don’t need to think about it either. Therefore I can just wander around on the pitch, look up to the stands, and wonder if you’re in the stands cheering me on.
“Jonas. I hope you will come and see me warm up some-time during the season. I’ll talk to Hodgson and see to that I’ll be running up and down the sideline for a long time so that you can see me in action when you come to London.
“I can’t get you free tickets. Only the best lads get. But I’ve talked to Edna at the popcorn-corner, and she’ll give you a 15 % discount on a bucket of popcorn.
“Send me a message on Facebook if you’re travelling to England.
“Your friend, captain, and striker.