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Roy Hodgson comments on Crystal Palace’s transfers this window

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Former England and current Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has commented on the disappointments of this transfer window, but hails Luka Milivojevic for extending his contract.

With no goals in their opening two games and not many chances created either, Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has commented on what he considered to be a disappointing transfer window for the club.


SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 18: Connor Wickham of Crystal Palace is challenged by Oliver Norwood of Sheffield Unitedduring the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Crystal Palace at Bramall Lane on August 18, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Whilst being interviewed by local newspaper the Evening Standard, Hodgson said (on the transfer window); “Yes, we’ve signed players but we’ve not exactly blasted the market.”

“If you take it as a trio of Steve Parish, Dougie Freedman and myself, we wanted certain things to happen, certain players to come in and strengthen in areas that we needed strengthening. So when at the end of the window you haven’t been able to achieve that, there is a sense of disappointment and failure.”


Despite this, Hodgson hailed Crystal Palace captain Milivojevic for extending his contract with the club; “He is our signing of the summer. Although I’m hoping the other three might get a look-in in that respect.”

“It definitely means a lot to the club to have got Luka’s signature on a piece of paper for another four years. He’s been such an outstanding player and servant – both by his actions on the field and how he conducts himself off it too.”

“When a player of his quality gets into the last year of his contract, you’d be surprised if there aren’t an awful lot of clubs keen to take him off you.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 28: Luka Milivojevic of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring his side’s second goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on October 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

With a rough start to the new season, Crystal Palace will be relying on ‘top’ players such as Luka, Zaha and others to step up to the plate this season.

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