Crystal Palace fans have reacted angrily to Roy Hodgson’s comment in his pre-match press conference before the visit of Leicester, as revealed on the club’s official Twitter account.
The Eagles’ boss said: “We don’t necessarily need reinforcements next month. We’ll have (Christian) Benteke back soon, (Connor) Wickham recovering from a 2 year absence, (Alexander) Sørloth, (Jordan) Ayew. We believe we have players within our ranks who can score goals.”
His comments have understandably infuriated fans of the south London club, who are not oblivious to the fact that a striker hasn’t scored a Premier League goal for them from open play since January, and not at all since April.
The fact that many fans are also pinning their hopes of survival on some January additions, only for the Palace boss to say they don’t need any, will undoubtedly anger them.
Let’s take a look at some of the best tweets from a number of frustrated fans…
Translation. Steve Parish has said there’s no money to spend in January so lets convince everyone our 3 ‘strikers’ can score when they have a total of 4 league goals since LAST SEASON began.
— ℂ???? (@money4nuffin) December 14, 2018
Course we don’t. It’s not like we have a bunch of strikers who haven’t scored all season and we’re stuck with midfielders as wingers and wingers as strikers
— • Phil • (@Phillyconcarne) December 14, 2018
So Benteke is lacking conference, Sørloth & Ayew still not scored in the league, and Wickham – god only knows if he’ll stay fit!!
…So where are these goals gonna come from…
— Rob ‘2scoops’ Rawlins (@r0b3rtr6wlins) December 14, 2018
Okay, cool, who are they? Certainly not the ones you just mentioned.
— CPFC Boston (@EaglesBoston) December 14, 2018
Yeah who are all made of glass. Time to go Roy, time to invest Parish. Stop holding this club back
— Anthony (@Bbirdman22) December 14, 2018
Sorry with the exception of Sorloth who you won’t start. The others are has beens or to weak. Feel sorry for Conor. But please please get off the Benteke ride is two years of no goals not enough. Test the water see how much you can sell him for zipipidoda I bet #buyastriker
— Sean Mulholland (@SeaneyM) December 14, 2018
Are you serious Roy . That’s just plain irritating. Our bench is non existent and none of our central strikers can score goals this Season , including Christian. Regrettably the stats tell us Connor is highly unlikely to stay fit . Scary Talk ❤️?
— neil ogilvie (@neiog) December 14, 2018
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