"I have been in professional football now for 30 years and sometimes it takes more time".
"People are frustrated, I'm frustrated, so are the management and players".
De Boer distinguishes between what he describes as the 3-5-2 system and also 5-3-2 but there was not much mention of reverting to the four-man defence that Palace played in their survival under Sam Allardyce.
De Boer continued to emphasise the importance of time, that if given it, the players will adjust well to his philosophy: "I want players that recognise what they have to do in certain situations".
Media reports have suggested that former Ajax and Inter Milan coach De Boer, in his first season at the club, could find himself sacked soon but he denied he had received any kind of ultimatum from Palace.
"We are not getting sentimental or something like that, no we just continue with what we believe in and that is what we are going to do". That said, Gareth Southgate's persistence in selecting Joe Hart for the two recent qualifiers, despite his indifferent form of the last two years, is likely to have deterred some of the excitement.
"I had a good feeling we would score, I had confidence, but we didn't start with that confidence. We know that we have started a project and we're going to finish that project".
"I think I am capable of scoring most (kinds of goals)". And he is certainly under pressure as he takes Palace to Burnley on Sunday in search of the club's first points of the season.
Crystal Palace must be patient with Frank de Boer, according to fellow Dutchman and Reading boss Jaap Stam. However, Parish later followed by retweeting a Wilfried Zaha tweet calling for unity and then added another of his own saying: "I think I'm defending everyone at the club who's working their arse off to turn this round". "Technically, a fantastic save", said Dyche, delighted with the Premier League debutant.
"Everybody I think knows that we deserved more, but of course we conceded a sloppy goal", he said in his post-match press conference.
De Boer seems to be insistent that he doesn't need to change his tactics to better suit the Premier League style of play.
"He's done a lot of loan spells, which were good for him in many ways but you also kind of feel like 'where do I belong?' He finally settled at Leeds and did really well".