Roy Hodgson: Eberechi Eze’s adaptation to Premier League has been ‘seamless’

Roy Hodgson: Eberechi Eze’s adaptation to Premier League has been ‘seamless’

Eberechi Eze shone on his Crystal Palace debut when the Eagles clinched a 3-0 win over Charlton in a preseason clash with rivals in South London.

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has revealed that Eberechi Eze has adapted to the Premier League effortlessly.

The midfielder was associated with the Eagles in the summer from Queens Park Rangers, where he shone during his four-year stint with the Championship club.

The 22-year-old has quickly established himself in Palace’s squad, taking part in seven of his eight Premier League games this season so far.

The Anglo-Nigerian opened his goal tally against Leeds United before the international break and also has an assist under his belt.

Hodgson has praised the young midfielder for his quick adaptation to the Selhurst Park outfit since his arrival.

“It has been very good, from the beginning. The adaptation was perfect, ”Hodgson said at a pre-game press conference.

“The moment he stepped onto the field with these players, he looked at home and earned their respect. That has always been a success.

“In the games, he has started or he has come, he has shown the talent he has. That was particularly evident against Leeds, they had a first-class game. “

Eze suffered an injury during England’s U21 game against Andorra U21, but Hodgson is confident the injury won’t rule it out when they face Burnley in Monday’s Premier League game.

“I was delighted with that. He left with the U21 and suffered a slight injury. We will evaluate that, but hopefully it won’t keep it out, ”he added.

Eze is eligible to represent Nigeria and England and previously revealed that he has yet to make a decision on his international future.

The midfielder has been a longtime target for the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) and if he decided to pitch his tent with the Super Eagles, he would join players like Ola Aina, Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses, who previously participated in the Three lions. engaging with West Africans.

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