Wilfried Zaha has denied claiming that only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are better players than him.
The Crystal Palace youngster, who has been called up for England’s friendly in Sweden this week, was quoted as saying that ‘unless I’m looking at Ronaldo or Messi, I’d never look at someone else and think he’s better than me’.
But the 21-year-old has insisted his words were taken out of context.
He said on twitter: “My words were absolutely twisted and taken the wrong way in my last interview, but I will learn from this and explain in further detail what I mean when I make certain statements .
“Thanks for all the supportive messages and those who understood my interview wasn't me trying to arrogant.
“Just to clear things up, when I say I don't see anyone better than me, I just say that to boost my confidence when I get on the field.
“I know there are players out there better than me so please don't take my words the wrong way.”