Roy Hodgson takes Crystal Palace training for first time

Roy Hodgson takes Crystal Palace training for first time

The much-travelled Hodgson, returning to the south London club whose junior teams he played for, promised hard work when he was appointed to replace sacked Dutchman Frank de Boer.

But replacing the sacked Frank de Boer at Palace doesn't look like being an easy comeback gig judging by their struggles in losing a fifth straight game in the Premier League with Davis converting the victor from close range. In 2014's FIFA World Cup, England were eliminated in the group stage, and previous year, following 2-1 defeat against Iceland in Euro 2016, Roy Hodgson announced resignation from the post.

Other reports suggest that Hodgson could be given £40m to spend Crystal Palace in January as they look to climb out of the drop zone.

Hodgson said he was looking forward to the new challenge.

"It's a good team that started the season poorly".




"There is no lack of attitude from players wanting to do better but we have a psychological fight on our hands, we have to make judgements on the games and the players know that".

Palace are without a goal in their opening five league games, a Premier League record, but not for want of trying with Ruben Loftus-Cheek twice going close after half an hour and Forster also saving from Christian Benteke. After that, Palace will undergo three heavy matches, which face the duo of Manchester United and Manchester City giants before serving a visit to Chelsea.

Wilshere was one of Hodgsons most utilised players during his time as England manager, selecting the midfielder 29 times from his 56 matches in charge.

This is his first coaching post since that humiliating loss but, speaking to Sky Sports earlier on Tuesday, Hodgson said there were no scars from his time with England. "You could see today that Crystal Palace were good", he told BBC Sport. We've had a bad start and we've handicapped ourselves by not taking any points from the first four games.

'The money improves every year and the thought of relegation gets more and more frightening for the teams that are going to be threatened by it, so there's no doubt the pressure has increased.

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