"Unless we get help soon the job gets harder and harder" says Roy Hodgson
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Roy Hodgson and his Palace side will be relieved to have not finished the season with another loss. Jeffrey Schlupp's equalizer on the 53-minute mark cancelled out Harry Kane's first-half strike. Hodgson was happy with his side's performance.

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson, speaking to BBC Sport"We could not move up a place in the table but I am really pleased with them to go out and get a hard-earned point."

Its been no secret at Selhurst Park that Hodgson's commitment to a  small squad of ageing players will at some point need to change. After the match, he called for investment from the board.

"Our squad is small, it is ageing, we have been playing some of the top teams in the country and it has been hard. I see this period as a necessary evil that we have had to go through."

"Even if the intention and desire from the board is to spend some money and rejuvenate the team, whether it's a possibility in the market is another matter. Unless we get help soon, the job gets harder and harder. We need some players who can do what Harry Kane did for Tottenham today."

What next for Zaha?

Speculation about Wilfried Zaha's future has gone on for some time. In the last transfer window, he was told that he could go if a fee came in that matched the board's valuation of him. That valuation was thought to be at around the £80 million mark. A bid never materialized and he stayed at Selhurst Park. 

Following a lacklustre season, if he was to go now, it wouldn't be for the sort of money that was being talked about in the last summer window and even January. The financial implications of Coronavirus will also not help.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game Hodgson had this to say about his star wingers' future:

"It’s a question for Wilf and a question for the club. He’s been an excellent servant to the club, I don’t think we’ve seen the best of him this season.

He can do so much more, and he knows that. Only he knows where his head is and what his thoughts are in regards to staying at the club."

 

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