Hodgson: Eze Will Get Better, Can Cope With Media Spotlight


Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has demanded that Eberechi Eze be given time to develop his talent even as he is confident he can deal with media hype around him.

Eze, 22, looks set to become an even more prominent figure on the Premier League stage after a smooth transition from QPR to Crystal Palace in late August.

The former England U21 international has featured in all but two of the Eagles’ 34 matches this season.

Eze has been a breath of fresh air to a Palace side that at times was stifled by a lack of creativity from a central position. He produced a man of the match performance in the 2-0 win at Sheffield United on Saturday, setting up Christian Benteke for the opener before grabbing the second himself with a sublime solo effort in the closing stages.

Asked about the Greenwich-born playmaker’s start to life in SE25, Hodgson replied: “He’s had a good season – there’s no question of that. His progress has been solid – it’s been there all the time. I’ve…

Source: Complete Sports