As featured on NewsNow: Football news

​Crystal Palace boss Hodgson not surprised by Tottenham display

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson said he was afraid of Spurs being in top form ahead of their clash.

Despite being on a poor run, Tottenham were buoyed by moving into their new stadium. And Palace were the victims, losing 2-0 in a difficult clash.

Former England boss Hodgson said to reporters after the game: "I don't know if the stadium was a factor. It was always going to be a tough game.

"The pitch was outstanding but maybe a bit slippery and I think one or two of our players, once-or-twice, found that a bit harder to deal with than maybe they expected.

"The game was pretty much what we prepared for. We knew Tottenham would be flying tonight and showing their very best side we defended resolutely throughout the first half and the start of the second."

About the author

Ansser Sadiq

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free