As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Crystal Palace signing Mateta: Hodgson speaks good French

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson used his linguistic skills in talks with Jean-Philippe Mateta.

The Frenchman has joined Palace on an 18-month loan from Mainz, with the Premier League club possessing an option to buy.

"I spoke with (Hodgson) over the phone but I want to speak with him face to face," Mateta told the club's website. "[He spoke] French – good French.

"I know this manager is a good trainer with a good team."


Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

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