Plenty of Crystal Palace fans have been giving their thoughts to Roy Hodgson’s comments on Eberechi Eze on social media following his starring display against Sheffield United on Saturday.
The 22-year-old set up Christian Benteke early on at Bramall Lane before sealing the win late on with his fourth Premier League goal of the campaign, mathematically guaranteeing the Eagles’ place in the top flight next season.
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It was only the second time this season that Eze managed to score and provide an assist in the same game, and Hodgson was thrilled for the attacking midfielder.
When asked about Eze, shared by The Athletic’s Crystal Palace correspondent Matt Woosnam, the manager said:
“We know that’s the quality he possesses and we preach to him that we want to see it and we won’t criticise him if he doesn’t come off. He was bold when he got the ball, he drove forward and he got his reward and we got our reward for his good play.”
Palace fans react
Woosnam posted Hodgson’s comments on Twitter shortly after the full-time whistle at Bramall Lane, and these Palace fans praised both Eze and Hodgson, with many revelling in the club’s first away win since February.
“So pleased to read this”
“This is what we want, Flair FC. Not players afraid of carrying the ball, CPFC.”
“We (Palace) should be planning and building our team around Eze.”
“Well said Roy”
“Nice words from Roy tbh”
“Eze was MoM. CPFC fairly dull & uninspired against a very poor Sheffield team. 3 points away is a very good return against any team in PL but our squad needs an injection of pace, creativity & goal scorers & a more entertaining style. Wilf strangely subdued again yesterday”
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