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Crystal Palace manager Vieira: Where we must improve...

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Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira wants to find the right balance between attack and defence.

Vieira has been credited with introducing an exciting brand of football this season, but his team have also conceded 19 goals.

Asked how to get the right balance, Vieira said ahead of Tuesday's clash with Leeds United: "It is about understanding the moment between the offensive moment and the defensive moment.

"I think if we manage to defend well on set-pieces then I think we will concede less goals. In open play we manage to do well with not conceding so many chances.

"Obviously, the balance has to be right between attack and defence but overall I'm really happy with the approach of the game, playing with the attacking mindset.

"When you go to places like Arsenal, City and Burnley, you're always going to concede chances, so it's really difficult travelling away from home and defending for the 90 minutes not conceding a goal.

"So we want to play on the front foot, we want to score goals and I think the players enjoy doing it as well, so we need to find the right balance to keep scoring those goals but obviously to concede less to allow ourselves to do more for the matches."

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