Hodgson on how Eze and Zaha share ‘good relationship’ at Crystal Palace|Goal.com
The African stars have contributed immensely to assisting the Eagles with their contributions in front of goal this season
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson believes Eberechi Eze and Wilfried Zaha have an excellent connection since of their comparable skills, abilities and strengths.
Eze has settled in well at Selhurst Park because he completed a long-term switch from Queens Park Rangers in August and he has actually formed a strong collaboration with Ivory Coast star Zaha, thanks to their playmaking skills.
On Saturday, the Nigerian descent came off the bench in the first half to score a wondergoal that sealed Crystal Palace’s 2-0 win over Sheffield United, a strike he has actually referred to as his best in South London.
Up until now in the 2020-21 Premier League season, Eze has actually contributed two objectives and two assists for Hodgson’s side while Zaha has a return of 8 goals and 2 assists.
When asked about the relationship between Zaha and Eze after the video game, Hodgson stated: “I think the connection will revolve around the fact that they’re both so extremely, really good on the ball.
” When they get the ball, their footwork is so good, their ability to rapidly change pace and eliminate a challenger – they share that. They share that ability.
” They share that ability, which is certainly a very, really essential ability.
” Both of them have actually got the strength and the power that when they have actually eliminated their opponent, they can keep on the ball, they can keep going, they can assault the next one.
” You ‘d need to ask Eberechi how much stimulus he’s getting and just how much inspiration and knowledge he may be receiving from having fun with Wilf.
” I think personally that the entire of the group are assisting him enhance his game. He understands as a gamer that is still rather young and has actually been a significant sensation in the Championship, something needed to enhance and he had to make one additional action up when he enters into the Premier League.
” But he’s a young man and has actually made it very clear that he wants to do that, and what delighted me most about his performance today, oddly enough, was that at 2-0 up at half-time having actually scored such a fantastic goal, in the second half he revealed the strength and the concentration and determination to safeguard appropriately to make particular we weren’t under the cosh in any way and at a threat of losing our 2-0 lead.”
Crystal Palace are 14th on the Premier League table and the African duo will be targeting a win when the Eagles take a trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers for their FA Cup component on January 8.