Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson bemoans ‘exterior influences’ round star man Wilfried Zaha
‘There are lot of individuals placing concepts into his head’: Roy Hodgson bemoans ‘exterior influences’ round Wilfried Zaha as Crystal Palace boss prepares to go into new season with star winger nonetheless in his squad amid Chelsea and PSG hyperlinks
- Wilfried Zaha scored 4 Premier League targets for Crystal Palace final season
- It was the Ivory Coast worldwide’s worst return for the membership for 4 years
- Nevertheless Chelsea and PSG have proven an curiosity in his providers this summer time
- However Palace boss Roy Hodgson claims there’s extra happening than meets the attention
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson believes star man Wilfried Zaha has had ‘concepts put in his head’ concerning his future forward of the brand new Premier League season.
The 27-year-old Ivorian has been linked with strikes to London rivals Chelsea in addition to Paris Saint-Germain, whereas Borussia Dortmund and Monaco had been additionally credited with an curiosity earlier within the window.
Nevertheless, Hodgson – who was talking forward of Palace’s opening recreation towards Southampton on Saturday – has lamented the ‘exterior influences’ across the membership’s star ahead however has sympathised with the participant himself, claiming he’s battling ‘just a few demons’ in consequence.
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson (above) believes Wilfried Zaha has had ‘concepts put in his head’
The 27-year-old Ivorian star has been linked with strikes to Chelsea and PSG this summer time
‘There are loads of issues being stated and lots of people placing concepts into his head,’ Hodgson, 73, stated.
‘So it isn’t the simplest factor for him to return to phrases with. The exterior influences are fairly nice and he has to battle just a few demons there.
‘However I have to say I am basing my opinion on what he’s doing for the time being. His coaching and the matches he has performed for us, there was no downside in any respect.
‘You’d have to talk to Wilf to seek out out the precise state of his psyche — however I am not involved.’
Zaha lower a annoyed determine at instances final season and scored simply 4 Premier League targets
Regardless of his talisman standing at Palace, the Ivory Coast worldwide lower a annoyed determine at instances final season and managed simply 4 Premier League targets, his worst return for 4 years for the Selhurst Park facet.
It got here after a summer time through which he didn’t earn a transfer to events Arsenal or Everton, however Chelsea and PSG have nonetheless proven curiosity a yr on.
And Hodgson has warned him he wants to spice up his performances in entrance of aim if he’s to draw additional curiosity from the world’s main golf equipment.
Hodgson has warned him he should enhance his performances in entrance of aim to safe a transfer
‘I am stunned we do not get extra folks knocking on our door who’re prepared to pay a smart value for him as a result of he is such a very good participant,’ Hodgson continued.
‘He may get a bit annoyed generally that we aren’t having to show down presents each single day from a number of the prime golf equipment on the earth.
‘As a result of he thinks he has that capability to play there and I feel so, too.’