Crystal Palace press conference LIVE: Roy Hodgson on Transfers, Eze & Newcastle preview  
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14:38a month ago

The broadcast section has finished

Stay tuned on VAVEL.com for more reaction from Roy Hodgson's pre-Wolves press conference.
14:36a month ago

On coaching

"To survive on this league, which is so important financially for all clubs, I think there will always have to be a balance  (between spending money on transfers & coaching players) to achieve your objectives."
14:34a month ago

On the transfer deadline day

"It's a strange thing that so much activity takes place on the final day. I'm not sure I truly understand it if I am brutally honest."

 

14:28a month ago

Clean sheets

"Yes, I am happy with every clean sheet. We know the goals we have let in during particular games, we know that's not typical. 

"I believe we are capable of playing matches and keeping clean sheets."

14:25a month ago

On Newcastle

"They have some very good players. Looking at their squad today, they have a lot of options and a number of quality players they can turn to. 

"We are expecting a very tough game tomorrow."

14:24a month ago

On the formation change

"With the type of players we have, we are not 100% committed to the system."
14:23a month ago

On Mateta starting

"We are very happy with him and he's getting more to tune in life in the Premiership, with us and with south East London."

Hodgson also confirms he will start if called upon. 

14:22a month ago

Making the squad feel at home

"I think it's a source of pride. It's nice to know when you sign players you can keep them satisfied to stay with out. 

"It's been a very stable group of players. We have a good bunch. If I Steve Parish and the owners I would be proud." 

14:21a month ago

Guaita's new deal

"We did the deal with Vicente some while ago."

"We are very pleased to have him, he has been very consistent in his performances and made some very important saves."

14:19a month ago

On transfers

"No. We have  a squad of players who will be more that capable of taking us through the season." 

Hodgson also confirms Benteke will not be leaving and he will be traveling up to Newcastle. 

14:17a month ago

On team news

"McArthur was injured and unfortunately we picked up quite a few serious knocks during the game." 

"The injury situation is not good."

14:16a month ago

Roy Hodgson has arrived!

The Palace boss has sat down to face questions from the broadcast section first. 
13:54a month ago

James Tomkins

On Saturday, Hodgson confirmed that James Tomkins was sent to see a specialist over the weekend, due to the defender fracturing his eye socket in a 'training ground incident'. 

We are likley to find out the extent of that injury this afternoon. 

13:46a month ago

Around 30 minutes to go

Roy Hodgson is set to face journalists in around half an hour, ahead of Crystal Palace's trip to Newcastle United. 
12:59a month ago

Last time out

12:41a month ago

A look ahead to Newcastle

Roy Hodgson will also preview tomorrow's game against Newcastle United. 
12:36a month ago

Vicente Guaita

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita has earned a contract extension with the club, signing a deal until June 2023 with an option to extend for another year.

Roy Hodgson is likely to be asked about how crucial the goalkeeper has been during his tenure at the club.  

12:31a month ago

Possible deadline day signings?

It is the last day of the winter window and, although it is unlikely the Eagles will conduct any business, Hodgson will still be grilled on any rumours​​​​​​​ that will be circulating.  

Christian Benteke, Patrick van Aanholt and Connor Wickham are all names who have been linked with a last-minute move away from SE25. 

12:26a month ago

A tweak in formation

4-4-2 had been the Achilles heel for Palace in recent weeks with the midfield overrun leaving the defence exposed.

However, a change to 4-2-3-1, allowed Palace to express their attacking freedom, whilst also providing much needed cover through the middle of the pitch. 

12:21a month ago

A much-needed win

The Eagles picked up their second win of 2021 on Saturday, thanks to a moment of brilliance from Eberechi Eze.

The three points relinquished the weighty pressure off Hodgson’s shoulders and he will be keen to carry that form into Newcastle on Tuesday evening.  

12:16a month ago

Welcome!

Roy Hodgson’s pre-Newcastle United press conference will take place at 13:15.
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