Newly appointed Crystal Palace manager, Roy Hodgson has told Manchester City to prepare for a tough time when both sides clash on Saturday in a Premier League encounter.
Hodgson has the responsibility of putting Palace back into a respectable position on the log after he was appointed as manager and has gone ahead to give the relegation placed side their first win of the season in the Carabao Cup.
“You make certain you work on your game, the defensive side well. If it turns out they have a bit too much firepower even doing the things we want to do, we will probably have to accept that.
“At the moment we are going there in a reasonably confident mood. The players know their jobs and will be working hard to perform those roles. I’m being bombarded with statistics with how good they are but I’m not fazed.
“The way we tried to defend against Huddersfield, that’s the same for all teams. That’s going to be our aim, we’ll be working very hard to improve on our first half performance against Huddersfield and cause City a few problems of our own.”
“We know it will be a tough ask but we take each game as it comes, even though that is a cliche. Cause the opposition as many problems as you can, that’s all we can do.
“It’s pointless to have a points target, our target is to play well. We have to hope that our performance is better than we expect and theirs is worse.”
“All wins give you a boost. But it’s only one win, we need a lot more between now and May. It was a positive thing for the squad.
“The biggest positive is always that you win… I took satisfaction from the way the team played in the first half. What we’re trying to do is new for them.”