Staff Reporter

Thursday Dec 07, 2017. 16:30

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has revealed that Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke remind him of his favourite players from his spell at Fulham, Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora.

Hodgson oversaw Fulham’s surprise run to the final of the 2010 UEFA Europa League final, with Johnson and Zamora key figures in their fantastic continental performances.

And the veteran manager has now gone on to state that his current Palace attacking partnership of Zaha and Benteke remind him of the duo.

The 70-year-old said: “I think it definitely can. They obviously both have quality, but I thought they worked very hard as well and that was obvious too.

“If we can get that work rate from them and ally that with the quality that they both have in different ways; we know their quality moving forward and in Christian’s case, we are hoping that is going to get better [after his injury].

“It reminded me a little of the [Bobby] Zamora and [Andy] Johnson partnership that I benefited from for so long at Fulham.”

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