Hodgson at the Palace

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We've handicapped ourselves by not taking any points in the first four games, but there are still 34 games to go.

Hodgson will follow the same recipe that he has done for many, many years - a big part of his management approach is his day-to-day work with the team. "That's a very hard start: we are playing three of the very top teams in the league", admitted Hodgson.

"I thought in the second-half we got up to the ball better".

In 2014's FIFA World Cup, England were eliminated in the group stage, and a year ago, following 2-1 defeat against Iceland in Euro 2016, Roy Hodgson announced resignation from the post. "I think we changed the team around and the young, exciting team you see today is the team I was putting together".

"As far as I am concerned, it is, Crystal Palace, Crystal Palace, Crystal Palace, it's everyone at the club, hierarchy, players, chairman and owners and most importantly perhaps of all, the fans".

His sessions are very structured and for some players they will appear to be boring because of the repetition of the same tactical drills again and again and again.

"We lost a knockout game and I was very sad about that".

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There is a very real chance at Palace could lose each of the latter three, meaning Hodgson's managerial debut against The Saints on Saturday could take on real significance.

Hodgson's first match as Crystal Palace's manager is to be an away match against Southampton FC, scheduled for tomorrow.

After suffering four straight defeats in Frank de Boer's short tenure, Palace fear they are already set for another Premier League relegation battle.

This is his first coaching post since that humiliating loss but, speaking to Sky Sports earlier on Tuesday, Hodgson said there were no scars from his time with England.

A first-team coach will be appointed after the departure of Sammy Lee, who joined the club with then manager Sam Allardyce last December.

It took only six minutes for Southampton to expose the extent of the challenge Hodgson must overcome.

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