Crystal Palace press conference LIVE: Roy Hodgson on Zaha, Mateta, & Wolves 
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11:51a year ago

The broadcast section has finished

Stay tuned on for more reaction from Roy Hodgson's pre-Wolves press conference.
11:46a year ago

On the defence

"I think 21 of the goals we have conceded have been in 5 games. If you take those out and look at the other 15, the statistics wouldn't be that dire."
11:41a year ago

Ray Lewington

Roy Hodgson has confirmed that his assistant, Ray Lewington, will still be self isolating for this weekend. 
11:36a year ago

On mid-season report

"It's been a mixed bag really. Strangely enough, globally, we have been reasonably steady."

"I think we have a squad of players who are more than capable of helping us achieve our goals."

11:31a year ago

On Wolves

"The qualities that brought them into the top echelons of our league, hasn’t worked out for them just yet. They did so brilliantly well last year, and they took the league by storm. But they haven't done so this year." "The quality of their team is very good. The manager, Nuno, has done a fantastic job." "We have to be prepared to pull out all the stops to make sure we stay with them, because that is how good they are."
11:26a year ago

On Mateta's training

"Today was only his second, or third training session. The assessment the club and I have of him, is of course from the scouting work. 

"I think that he's ready if I wanted to play him from the start tomorrow. But on the other hand, if I don't, every day and session is taking a step toward and allowing him to showcase his talent."

11:21a year ago

On Gray

"I don't know if I am brutally honest with you, that we have been pursing him. You get this transfer speculation. Of course, we were aware of him and his situation." "Of course, he is a good player and any player of that player, with his contract running out, is going to be hot property in today’s world." "As far I am concerned, or as far as I know, there has been no particluar persuite in that player."
11:16a year ago

On Benteke

"Yes I do" (expect him to stay)  "The speculation has not come from us, it's come from outisde. You can never dismiss that. There may well be clubs interested in taking him."

"Until something really does happen, where a decision needs to be made, we will continuing to do what we're doing."

11:11a year ago

On Mateta

"It will be nice to see him when he can stretch his legs and watch him. We think he will have a good future at the club."
11:06a year ago

Team news

"No. Nothing in particular. The usual suspects are still out, but other than that, we're looking good heading into Monday."
11:01a year ago

Roy Hodgson has arrived!

The Palace boss has sat down to face questions from the broadcast section first. 
10:56a year ago

Around 20 minutes to go!

There is around 20 minutes to go until Roy Hodgson begins his Zoom press conference. 

The Eagles boss is set to face questions from journalists ahead of Palace's home game against Wolves on Saturday afternoon. 

10:51a year ago

Last time out

10:46a year ago

On transfers

Hodgson is likely to be asked about transfers with the January window approaching its final few days. 

Demarai Gray and Ozan Tufan are both players who are drawing interest from the south Londoners.  

10:41a year ago

A look ahead to Wolves

Hodgson will also preview tomorrow's game against Wolves, as the Eagles look to pick up confidence during an intense run of fixtures. 
10:36a year ago

On Wilfried Zaha

Palace’s talisman has enjoyed his best goalscoring record this season – with 9 goals in 17 games.  

Hodgson has been full of praise for his reliable outlet, however, with a potential change of formation imminent,  is Zaha’s attacking influence is set to be nullified? 

10:31a year ago

The formation

Roy Hodgson has persisted with a 4-4-2 formation this season, and whilst the Eagles have been enjoying a fruitful campaign in front of goal, their defensive problems have been laid bare for all to witness.  

Palace were overrun in the midfield against West Ham, and perhaps the inadequate performance could persuade Hodgson to tinker with his options, due to the plateau of his side.  

10:26a year ago


Roy Hodgson’s pre-Wolves press conference will take place at 1:15.