Roy Hodgson has tipped Germany midfielder Max Meyer to prove his Premier League class this term at Crystal Palace. Meyer has yet to start a top-flight clash for the Eagles following his summer move from Schalke but the 23-year-old, who has won four caps for his country, has four replacement appearances to his name.
He came on in the drab draw with Newcastle on Saturday, a game Palace dominated although they couldn’t find a way through Newcastle’s defensive line.
“I’m very happy with Max,” said Hodgson of Meyer. “He’s been training very well, and we like what we see.”He’s a Premier League player and will keep on showing that.
“Max knitted our play together very well when he came on against Newcastle; he’s very lively and he’s always in my thoughts to play.
“We like what we see with Cheikhou Kouyate as well although they are certainly different types of player.”
Palace dominated throughout against Newcastle but could not break the deadlock.