Crystal Palace press conference live: Roy Hodgson on Mateta, Benteke, Gray & West Ham update  
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14:558 months ago

The broadcast section has finished

Stay tuned on for more reaction from Roy Hodgson's pre-West Ham United press conference. 
14:538 months ago

Team news

"James Tomkins is out, an accident in training means he picked up an injury, and apart from that, it's the players who have been injured for a while now."
14:378 months ago

On Zaha

"Every team needs it's top players. There is no doubt in my mind he is certainly one of those."
14:318 months ago

On how to stop West Ham

"They do all aspects of the game well. An experienced and well disciplined team. They are of course in a form which has boosted their confidence."
14:288 months ago

On Frank Lampard

"I'll speak to Frank, because i have that sort of relationship with him. It saddens me by the fact he wasn't given a longer spell in charge."
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On Mateta's quality

"Well, he's tall and athletic. We think he is the type of player who will adapt his game to the Premier League." 

"It will be a challenge for him after three years at Mainz, but he comes with a good pedigree and a good attitude."

14:238 months ago

The run of games

"Any time is a good time to move away from the wrong end of the table."
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On West Ham

"They have been very good. I have been really impressed since the start of the season."

"They are very, very dangerous side."

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On Demarai Gray

"If he's avaliable on a free transfer, I don't think we will be the only club looking to acquire his services."
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On Mateta

"He's looking good. We have chased him for a period of time and luckily the club have struck a deal with Mainz."

Hodgson has also confirmed that Mateta will not take part in tomorrow's game against West Ham. 


14:178 months ago

Hodgson has arrived

Roy Hodgson has arrived to questions from the media ahead of Tuesday's game against West Ham. 
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Roy Hodgson's press conference is set to take place at 13:15. He is set to face questions about new signing, Jean-Philippe Mateta, possible deals in the last week of the January window and a look ahead to Tuesday's game against West Ham United. 
13:588 months ago

A look ahead to West Ham

Hodgson will also preview Tuesday’s West Ham game, as the Eagles look to pick up confidence ahead of an intense run of fixtures.  
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A potential move for Gray?

Hodgson is likely to be asked about transfers with the January window approaching its final week, with Demarai Gray someone who has been linked to a move to Selhurst Park recently.  
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Benteke's future in douubt?

The Palace boss will also have to address speculation about Christian Benteke’s future, as the misfiring Palace front man is set to leave the club in the coming days or months.  
13:578 months ago

The new addition

Roy Hodgson will likely be asked about new signing, Jean-Philippe Mateta, who joined on an 18-month loan from Mainz last week.  
13:568 months ago

A much needed rest for the Eagles

The Eagles have had a 12-day break following their 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City, and are looking to break into the top-10 of the Premier League table this week. 
13:568 months ago

Palace welcome West Ham

Crystal Palace welcome David Moyes’ high-flying West Ham United, who are currently unbeaten in 2021, to Selhurst Park.