‘The Start Has Been Good’ – Hodgson Keen To See Eze Shine At Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson hopes Eberechi Eze will develop into a big star at Selhurst Park, reports Completesports
Eze, 22, arrived Palace from Queens Park Rangers earlier in the summer with a big reputation having distinguished himself in the Sky Bet Championship.
The talented midfielder, who scored 14 goals for QPR last season was voted the club’s player of the season.
Eze got his first Premier League start in Palace’s 2-1 home defeat to Everton last weekend.
“It’s very early days. One full game and a couple of substitute appearances,” Hodgson told a press conference on Friday.
“But certainly if I’m to go on the training sessions, of which I have a lot more evidence to judge, he’s doing very, very well. Settled in quickly, perfectly at home with the level of intensity which his fellow players surround him.
“We’re hoping we’ve made the right decision in putting our money where our mouth is in regard to him, believing that he is a player that definitely brings great value to the club. In terms of the necessary transfer value to the club, we hope that that’s going to be proven throughout the season.
“I don’t want to put extra pressure on him. The start has been good, I know that he’s desperate to make certain that it isn’t just a start, that he is a consistent performer throughout the season.”