Bobby Zamora: ‘Roy Hodgson’s training sessions were boring… but he’ll stabilise Crystal Palace’

Bobby Zamora is backing Roy Hodgson to turn Crystal Palace’s season around – even if training sessions under the former England boss were ‘boring’. 



Hodgson is expected to be announced as the new Eagles boss imminently after Frank de Boer was sacked just four games into the season. 

Zamora played under Hodgson at Fulham for two years between 2008 and 2010 and is believes his former boss is just the man to improve results at Selhurst Park. 

He told Andrew McKenna and Matt Scott on talkSPORT 2: “Session wise at times I would say players would call it quite boring and at that time you think ‘what is going on here? We’ve done this session a thousand times’. 

“It’s only now I look back at my time with Roy at Fulham and you realise what he was doing. I’ve said it a few times, I think there were times where I could have played in any position on the park because it’s so regimented. 

“You’ve done the practice so many times you know where your options are so you could almost play in any position.” 

He added: “You can’t produce what every fan wants to see, which is total football and flair and goals, which aren’t easy to come by. 

“Roy will bring stability and if you say to Palace fans ‘you’ll stay in the Premier League with Roy Hodgson’, I think they’d snap your hand off.”

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