HODGSON REVEALS HIS FEARS ABOUT THE PRAISE LOFTUS-CHEEK IS GETTING

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Since making his England debut, Chelsea youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been receiving praises from all quarters after a man of the match display against Germany.

His emergence has sparked optimism surrounding his England future and questions over why Chelsea were willing to loan him to Palace.

However, Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson was not the least bit surprised at how well Loftus-Cheek had performed, but is a bit skeptical of what the praises can do to a youngster.

“He’s a quality player. It was good he got the opportunity and very good he took the opportunity,” the former England manager said.

“When a young player comes into the team, makes his debut and does well, he sometimes gets praised to the skies and we’re very good at praising people to knock them down very quickly afterwards. I hope that won’t affect him. I don’t think it will.”

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