London Evening Standard
- Tue Sep 19 9:38 PM
Roy Hodgson got his first win as Crystal Palace manager on a night when Pape Souare returned to first-team football a year after he was involved in a serious car accident.
|No because that would be being wise after the event,
Hodgson said after the game. If I had started him and he'd broken down in the 15th or 20th minute because he's only done one-and-a-half training sessions and wasn't able to play for the rest of the season, then you'd have a very differe...
There were a lot of players who didn't give me the sort of commitment and desire, if you like, to win the ball and run around,
Hodgson said. It would be unfair to put it totally on him.
It was an opportunity that came his way quicker perhaps than anyone certainly would have expected but we believed in him,
He was able to join in with the team for the first time,
said a relieved Hodgson.