Crystal Palace manager cites Watford example as he warns his side not to get carried away

By | December 24, 2017

Roy Hodgson says he is not getting carried away, despite Crystal Palace being eight games unbeaten in the Premier League.


After getting no points in the first seven games of the season, Palace now have 18 points at the halfway stage of the season, following a 1-1 draw against Swansea City in south Wales yesterday (Saturday).

That draw extended Palace’s unbeaten run to eight games, but Hodgson has warned his players that they cannot afford to get complacent.

“The league is such that two straight defeats could be around the corner,” he said.

“And those two could become three or five. Watford were talking about playing European football four or five games ago, but they’ve lost five on the bounce and now they’re not that far away from us.

“That’s the way football goes and we know that, so being a form team concerns me less rather than being a team that plays with the defensive discipline that we had [at Swansea], because I believe we have some quality attacking players in our midst and I can trust them to score goals.”